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11-19-2009, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wjhl2009fan View Post
I don't think most canadians try to down hockey in the states.Some might and i think even on both sides some do not know how big hockey is in the other country.What i think some canadians get a bit tired of is some americans think canada is nhl and thats it and some even say there is no competition for the nhl in canada.While the facts are major jr in some markets out draws pro hockey in the states.Another thing is there is alot of hockey in canada and some americans are unaware how many teams there really is.
I live in a small Canadian city of less than 130,000.
In this city hockey is king. We have a Q team, a University team, a Junior A team, a Junior B team, a Junior C team, a Major Midget team, a Minor Midget team, a number of Midget AA teams, 6 High School teams, a couple Senior A teams. We have more than a dozen ice surfaces. With over 2,500 kids in Minor Hockey.
Yes we have baseball and football local teams, but hockey is king as it is in most of Canada.
I don't think Canadians down play hockey in the states it's just that hockey is almost everything that we don't understand the struggles the game has else where?
Others also don't understand how dominating hockey is in Canada. My little province of about 750,000 has about 17,000 players registered with the provincial governing body. These numbers are repeated across the nation. So we are not saying anything bad about US hockey, it's that we don't understand.

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