Question regarding the make-up of Finnish Hockey
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02-17-2013, 09:40 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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I think most SM-Liiga and Mestis teams start scouting kids from smaller local junior teams when they are about 10-12 years old. Usually kids get invited to join the bigger club if they are good enough, it's not like all of them have played in the same team forever.
Fair enough. But Kookoo or Pelicans don't have a team associated with their organization going that far back in age group. I was just asking if there was 16 yr. old age group hockey that is the starting point of a team's feeder system. Pulkkinen, Rajala, Lekhonnen, etc. worked there way through their organizations system right? under 16- under 18- junior squad- to Mestis and SM-Ligga right?
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