Better hockey major junior vs CIS
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12-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
The last time the Alberta Golden Bears played the Edmonton Oil Kings they beat them 10-1 and outshot them 54-18. This was back in December 1972.
I watched the second and third periods of the Team Canada World JR team vs. Golden Bears, and Alberta was beteer.
I received texts from one current NHL GM, one former GM and one NHL Head Scout in the first of that game (i was on the air, hosting Oilers Now) and they all said the Bears were dominating.
Granted Team Canada sat several of the their top guns, but Alberta was also without their #1 Centre and two other top 9 FWDS, and a top 4 D.
The Bears also hit multiple posts/crossbars during the game and could have easily won 6-1. Both teams had a goalie give up a bad goal.
Now here's the deal!
CIS teams should beat a Major Junior team, or a World Junior team.
The players in the CIS are older, mostly graduates of the CHL and have a 4 to 2 practice to game ratio.
A well run CIS team will play with better structure and process then a team does in Junior because a University team has more practice time to implement their "game-plan", etc.
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