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02-12-2013, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jukka ruskeeahde View Post
Hello Darth Yoda!

The Canadian members may correct me, but my personal impression of the time between 1920-1968 is;

Being a member of an Olympic team and a WC team was regarded as a credit, while trying to become a player in the NHL.

All the best
It went beyond 1968
Really up until pro players were allowed to play in IIHF events.
There was a National team program run out of the Father David Bauer Centre in Calgary.
In 1992 the City of Campbellton NB was encouraged to build it's 2 pad ice, swimming pool and other stuff as a place for the the National team to play exhibition games on International size ice so both surfaces were 200 x 100. One seats 3,500.
A few exhibition games were played there.
Now in NB there are 4 International size ice pads the 2 in Campbellton, 1 in Dieppe (Moncton area) built more for short track speed skating..also a 2 pad Arthur J LeBlanc Centre. Plus one in Fredericton the Grant-Harvey Centre a 2 pad as well which the International pad was built more for sledge hockey with the slide in/out gates and see through boards at the benches.

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