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11-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
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I apologize that I'm not aware of how things are done in the middle of no where. In the GTA.... rinks are the same size unless you're playing on international sized ice.
That's simply not true. No matter where you are, non NHL-inspected rinks are going to have variance in their measurements. They may be 83 feet wide and 192 feet long (what one might call "essentially" standard size, but not exact). They might be the exact 200 feet long but have 13 feet behind the net instead of 11. Also, the configuration of the rink has changed over time. The distribution used to be 10/60/60/60/10 and it is now 11/64/50/64/11 so has every single rink out there moved their goal lines forward a foot and changed the dimensions of their neutral zones and re-calibrated the locations of all of their faceoff dots, etc? Only in the NHL/AHL/NCAA/etc where the rinks are inspected for competition can you claim that all rinks are EXACTLY NHL dimensions.
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