Minimum wage lawsuit against CHL back in court

The Canadian Hockey League losing its first battle against a group of players who are fighting to be paid minimum wage.

A judge has ordered the league and its teams, including those in the OHL, to release their financial records to lawyers representing the players.

More than 200 current and former players are asking the court to certify a $180 million class action suit against the CHL.

The players argue they are business employees and not amateur athletes.

One former player says he was paid $125 every two weeks and did not receive proper compensation when he was injured.

The CHL is the umbrella organization for 52 teams in Canada and eight in the U-S including the OHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League.