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07-12-2012, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by gotitans View Post
What about the question, why do they have to recruit so hard ?

Part of the problem lies in the way the ODMHA has screwed up the Major Midget program. Most kids in the Ottawa area don't pursue hockey after Minor Midget unless they are:
1. Good enough to play Jr A
2. Rich enough to go to Prep School.

Fix this problem and maybe you won't need to bring all your 18-20 year old's in from outside of the Branch.
Major Midget is not strong because of all the players able to go to Junior as 16 year olds, that is not ODMHA it is Hockey Canada and the ODHA. There are lots of good players playing hockey after Minor Midget. In this area most players feel that Junior B is a better place to go than Major Midget, cost/travel is lower and level of play is better, most Junior A teams prefer their guys to play at that level. May not be as much practice but you can make up for that in other ways.


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