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10-04-2011, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by wjhl2009fan View Post
No cis would not destroy a major jr team it could be a close game but some major jr teams get very good attendance and this could work aginst some cis teams who may get less then 500 fans a game.
As was stated earlier, CIS teams can hold their own with Team Canada in warm-ups to the World Junior Championship. Don't beat them very often, but can play with them. Get that - a single CIS team playing a Major Junior ALL STAR TEAM. So yes, Alberta or Manitoba or UNB might "destroy" your favourite Major Junior team. We'll probably never prove it to you, because Major Junior teams won't play exhibition games against CIS teams.

Last season the GM of now-defunt Lewiston was asked why they wouldn't play an exhibition game against UNB. To paraphrase him, he said UNB would destroy them, as no way his 16 and 17 year olds would be able to deal with UNB's 22 year old power forwards and defenceman.

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