Why don`t OHL teams... (EDIT give OJHL players a shot?)
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01-26-2012, 07:41 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
There is no limit on Canadians on NCAA rosters, but there is a limit on number of scholarships. Based on a trip to the U of Michigan my son's team took recently, there are 18 scholarships available. They provide full rides to some of their top recruits and then have to give out partial scholarships to the remainder. Michigan also relies on at least 5 walk-on's to complete their 25 man roster.
One year at Michigan (no doubt many of the other US schools are similairly priced) works out to about $45k USD/year. My view is that if my son was fortunate enough to develop into a player that could garner a scholarship, that $45k is what I would be paying anyway for four years at a Canadian school, so it would be a wash really.
Looking at the rosters of US D1 schools, it is pretty obvious some schools are more pro-Canadian than others. In the two games we took in, Michigan played St.Lawrence University. All but 4 of the Wolverines were American. St.L:awrence was reversed.
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