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07-02-2012, 11:32 PM
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I've played hockey since I was 4. This is not true at all. Everyone has a preference and as kids right D played the left side just as often as the opposite. It's very much a Sacco thing.
Not to derail this threa any further, but I'll just add that maybe you think this because you grew up playing in BC?
I was just reading one of those articles again and apparently BC is the reverse in terms or righties and lefties from the rest of Canada.
The US also has a lot of righties hence the reason there's more recently since their development program has gotten better and there's more in the NHL now.
Oddly, British Columbia — sometimes said to be the most American-like of the Canadian provinces — skews the other way. “The rest of the country goes 2 to 1 in favor of left sticks, but it’s reversed in B.C.,” said Marc Poirier, a customer service representative who handles Canadian orders for Warrior Sticks.
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