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12-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2002
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let`s call a spade a spade, there`s a reason why this Tournament is held so often in Canada and it`s due to the fact that the fans here will often push a solid attendance for even soft games. The Junior game, although I am sure well respected and regarded elsewhere, just doesn`t have the same mass appeal as it does here in Canada.
I`ve been to two WJHC tournaments in the USA, one in Boston where the attendance was horrific (at a time when their Junior program was nowhere near as strong as it is now) , the other in Grand Forks and Thief River Falls where the support was great with an estimated 4,000 Canadian fans alone such as I mading the short trek accross the border.
Junior hockey just doesn`t resonate accross the pond with anywhere near the support as it seems to here in NA
Forget North America and just go with Canada. This tournament uniquely appeals to Canadians and that is why Canada gets to host it so often.
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