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08-30-2012, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
Are the schools the same as a sports club in North America - or are they also academic schools that the players have to attend (i.e. can the players attend whatever schools they want and play hockey with the club - or is everyone there together?).

If a player is in their draft year and playing in Russia - are they likely to be playing on an MHL team or will the top players already be playing in the KHL? If, after a player has been drafted, he wants to play in the CHL...can he come here and do so (assuming he's not ready to make the NHL team?).
1. There is no common system about the schools now. Every franchise manages it's own school differently. They have similar pattern though.

2. I know how it works in Kazan. The kids live at the "base". A big complex owned by the AkBars franchise with accomodation facilities for kids from the hockey school and the big team too(before game day the big team's normally stays there, some players, especially foreign players live there), a hotel, a hockey rink, training and recreation facilities. All kids from the hockey school go to the same public school. It's a normal public school though.

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