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04-24-2010, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
Good to see another hockey team in Africa. If I recall correctly South Africa and Namibia both have programs as well. Does Algeria have a large European (white) population like the other two countries? Or is there interest within the native population? How many arenas are there in the country? Are there any notable players? I remember reading Josef Boumidienne said he is of Algerian descent and that he would play for the team or help out in some way.
Namibia is just inline hockey at the moment, though there are a couple players who have played in Namibia's inline league (and for the national team as well, I believe) playing ice in South Africa. I'll have to look for their names. I remember reading somewhere that they were going to start an ice program, but that was three or four years ago, and I haven't heard anything since.

I think it's great that hockey is growing in places like Algeria and Morocco. Here's hoping that the development goes well!

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