World U17

alecfromtherock
02-11-2004, 03:47 PM
How can Alberta be on team Pacific?

Geography the Pacific ocean boarders BC, but it does not boarder Alberta.

Besides that minor fact, team West(the prairie provinces) did not finish in the top 5. I think the West should have had Alberta in the U17.

Sydney Crosby is another interesting point about this years world U17. Crosby is from the Atlantic, and this is his last year he can play in the world U17. But he played for the Canada junior team instead.

Some might say that no one would turn up the opportunity to play for Canada in the world junior, but others would say you play for your home team first.

Who thinks Crosby should have played in the world U17?

Newfie Bruin
02-12-2004, 01:03 PM
i wish he did...i would of used a whole roll of film on him

BCCHL inactive
02-13-2004, 10:06 AM
How can Alberta be on team Pacific?

Geography the Pacific ocean boarders BC, but it does not boarder Alberta.

Besides that minor fact, team West(the prairie provinces) did not finish in the top 5. I think the West should have had Alberta in the U17.


It wouldn't be fair to BC is the West had Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to draw from while BC only had itself.

The regions are split up evenly. You don't have to border the Pacific Ocean to be in the Pacific Region.


And no, Crosby should not have turned down the U20 for the U17. He was clearly too good for the U17 and that tournament would have provided little to no competition for him. In Crosby's situation, it is not about playing for the home team (how can Team Canada not be his home team anyway?), it is about development.