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05-15-2012, 09:59 AM
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Dustin Peener
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Originally Posted by donkers View Post
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?
We don't have any scouts lol, teams have connections and contacts to help them sign players. To be honest I don't really know how it works, players recommend other players I guess, and you could always just send an email expressing interest and say what level you have played and your stats.

The 2nd tier league on the whole is around SPHL standard I would guess, if you are North American you need an EU passport to play in the 2nd tier or below, something to do with laws on needing work permits to live in the country.

For this reason there aren't many Canadian players in the league, most of the imports are Eastern European. The ones who are Canadian are just guys who have been in the country for a number of years and played in the top league or the old 2nd tier, so they have citizenship or passports or whatever.

This is the league page for the 2nd tier so you can look at the quality of guys in the league, as an import you are expected to be significantly better than a vast majority of the British players.
http://www.eliteprospects.com/league...p?leagueid=193

I'm not sure what level in NA I would compare the 3rd tier to, but these guys were the top scorers:
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=83494
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=132906


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