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12-11-2012, 10:23 PM
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Rocko604
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Never say never, but I can't see SFU going D1 for hockey, just given the financial commitment and need to ice a women's team as well, which would cost more money. An arena would be another issue. As far as I know, there's no room to build on on campus, and even then the logistics of getting a good crowd up there would be a nightmare. Bill Copeland in Burnaby is too small, and there's zero chance the WHL Giants would allow them to play at the Pacific Coliseum.

Logistics aside, they'd be smack-dab in the middle of a recruting gold mine with BCHL right there and the AJHL next door. 91 players from the BCHL, this season alone, have committed for D1 schools next season or 2014.

I think the only realistic option for SFU is to stay in the BCIHL as Major Junior grads are allowed to play in it.

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