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01-05-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by black charger View Post
Isn't the NCAA exibiting a form of protectionism by not allowing CHL players.Only Canadian tier 2(jr a)players are eligable.If CHL players were allowed in doesn't anyone think they would flock to the NCAA to play hockey and get an education at the same time.This would take alot of scholarships away from American kids.Which is no different than the OP's statement.
Major Junior isn't a true amateur league, therefore they aren't treated and viewed as amateur players by the NCAA. Any given CHL roster at any given time has a multitude of guys that have already signed NHL contracts, and thus been compensated with a signing bonus, which no longer makes them amateur players. It's a little bit of guilt by association for the guys that have not signed pro deals, but it's a pandora's box that the NCAA simply isn't willing to open.

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