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11-09-2012, 09:38 AM
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GTHL is the largest minor hockey league in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater..._Hockey_League

The ASHL is the largest adult league in the world with over 70% of it's teams in the Toronto area. Some of the league, and there are more than one like this in the Toronto area, are over 300 teams.

OP -- you need to look at the demographic of Brampton before talking out of your butt.

Here's a list of NHL'ers from the GTA

Josh Bailey
Bryan Bickell
Rick Nash
Tyler Seguin
Manny Malhotra
Matt Stajan
John Tavares
Chris Campoli
Brad Boyes
Joel Ward
Matt Moulson
John Mitchell
Jay Harrison
Scott Glennie
Shawn Thornton
Corey Perry
Mike Fisher
Shane O'Brien
Theo Peckham
Mike Cammalleri
Wayne Simmonds
Devante Smith-Pelly
Dominic Moore
Cody Hodgson
Jeff Skinner
Trevor Daley
John Madden
Chris Kelly
Andrew Cogliano
Christopher Tanev
Mark Giordano
Chris Stewart
Brendan Smith
P.K. Subban
Jason Spezza
Daniel Winnik
Peter Holland
Carlo Colaiacovo
Stephen Weiss
Cal O'Reilly
Raffi Torres
David Clarkson
Jamal Mayers
James Neal
Steve Eminger
Brian Elliott
Steve Mason

You can add more guys that weren't born in the GTA but moved here to play their minor hockey in the GTHL. Even still there's over 2 full rosters in the above list. Almost 7% of the NHL. Considering the population of Canada -- even less the GTA, 10 million, competes with countries like Russia and the US with pops of 300 million. Add in the rest of the world and it's impressive. Ontario as a whole supplies a good portion of NHL players.

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