CIS Hockey: Official Hollywood Top 34: 2010-11
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11-16-2010, 08:52 PM
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Who are these supporters you are speaking of? I'm guessing not on this site? There are maybe a handful of OUA supporters on here, people like myself, nosl, Thook etc, but none of us are delusional enough to think that our best teams like McGill, Western, Lakehead don't receive enough support. In fact, I think our feelings are on the contrary. The CIS top ten is constantly littered with OUA teams, often as high as 2 or 3. I would be shocked if any of us actually felt that McGill is in the same realm as perennial contenders Alberta and UNB, never mind ahead of the V-Reds.
It seems NOSL, first, and NorthVan Man, secondly, were questioning Hollywood's Top 34 logic.
You can't disagree with Mr. Stauffer's history lesson regarding OUA teams at the University Cup national championships in recent years (and the OUA wasn't that good during the previous six years of which Stauffer spoke, save for UQTR and a very brief rise by Western) . . . . . . And, no, I can't see any Ontario/Quebec winning a national title in Fredericton over the next two years and Saskatoon in the following two years, not with likely stacked AUS and CW teams surely competing there.
So you could almost safely add another four-year drought for the OUA.
The OUA (Lakehead, etc.) had its chance in T-Bay and didn't get it done.
They'll likely have to wait until Nipissing plays host —— or Montreal or Trois-Rivieres or London or Ottawa or wherever —— to have their best shot at it.
In the meantime, the OUA probably won't get much respect, not unless there are big changes ahead.
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