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02-09-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Call me Suds View Post
Is there a link for IIHF eligibility for dual-citizens?

There's a kid playing in the states named Sean Day who was born in Belgium, grew up and played in the USA but claims he'll play for Canada despite never playing in Canada before lol just wanted to see the exact rules on that stuff
The IIHF rules are very unclear, but it looks like we could see another Liam Stewart situation here. Basically this kid isn't eligible for ANY national teams, he's a citizen of Belgium and Canada but has never played hockey in either country, he may have to get special dispensation like Liam Stewart did. He doesn't have USA citizenship, so he can't play for them.

If he didn't have that Belgian citizenship, he would be allowed to play for Canada (Olaf Kolzig situation)

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