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05-15-2012, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by 99 Problems View Post
No it's semi-pro, British 2nd tier. It's a lot better than you would assume it is, it is basically the feeder league for British players to the top tier which is compared to ECHL standard. This league has guys who have played in the Q, WHL, ECHL, Swedish D1, French top league, Slovak and Czech Extraliga's, a fair amount of NHL drafted guys. They're all the imports of course (4 per team) but there are some good British guys like David Longstaff who played in the SEL for a season, and of course the great Tony Hand drafted by the Oilers, I've never lined a game where he was playing though
How do you go about getting recognized by British scouts? What's a step below the 2nd tier league? Is it comparable to CHL or SPHL here in the States?

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