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01-31-2011, 03:43 AM
Rafik Soliman
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Please remember that the Swiss Jr. A level is not to compare with Jr. A i North America or in Scandinavia.
Well you can not compare Canadian Junior Hockey with the Swiss... The organisation is totally different. In Switzerland you are Member of the Club, like you are Member of lets say a fitness club... They usually have different teams on several levels... But I think a very important thing about Swiss Junior Ice Hockey is, that you don't get paid... There is no weekly salary like in the CHL or anything similar. Usually you stay at your own home and only in some cases the team is looking for a host-family, but than you'll have to be very talented...

But what you could look for is the SISEC Hockey Program which started this season in the 2nd highest Swiss Amateur League... The teams plays close to 60 games in the eastern Group of the Regio League. But that program will cost you approx. $20'000 per season... You practice twice a day (and get school lessons between the practices), got 1-2 games against men per week, different nationalities in the team and you'll be living in the mountain village of Engelberg with a host family.

But if he want's to play in Switzerland, that'd be definitiv an option... Currently there are a few former Junior A players in that team...

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