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01-06-2013, 06:47 PM
Snow Dog
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Originally Posted by Crumblin Erb Brooks View Post
Is the CHL owned and operated by Hockey Canada? Nope. It may be a junior league, but every team and the league as a whole are businesses, independent of Hockey Canada or the Canadian Govt (aside from the perks of operating a hockey team in Canada).

How about the USHL? Do even smaller countries' hockey leagues restrict hockey players to their country? For example, the Czech juniors let Nathan Walker, an Australian play in their juniors. MHL lets Czechs, Latvians, Slovaks, Belarus(ians?), etc play in it. Swedish and Finnish juniors also take in central/northern Euros.
The OHL is not considered pro by Hockey Canada or the OHF,it is still a development league.The OHF rules and regulations must be followed and any variances must be applied for and aprroved of by the OHF and in essence Hockey Canada.The only reason anyone thinks of it as professional is because of the NCAA restrictions which are unfounded.Please check out the information in the link above the original post.

The CHL also has no restictions on players from the USA as having a shared border eliminates the import rule

Last edited by Snow Dog: 01-06-2013 at 06:53 PM. Reason: add info
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