shuts down due to founder’s health was a widely popular resource for hockey fans and media alike used for keeping tabs on players' salaries. (Paul Chiasson/CP), a popular hockey online database, has ceased operations according to a release posted on the website Saturday.

A free resource for hockey fans concerned about their team’s salary cap position, tracked the player contracts of NHL clubs and calculated if they were within the league’s accepted range of spending. A brief statement on says the site’s immediate closure was in response to health issues for the company’s founder.

"This sudden decision is made with a heavy heart and is due to the personal health of founder and director Matthew Wuest," reads the statement. "While this decision may raise many questions, it is requested that you respect Matthew’s privacy and wish for no media or purchase inquiries.

"Thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time."