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04-07-2013, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
Not trying to be a wet blanket but simply asking from ignorance... are these teams considered "top tier" as far as competitiveness nationally? For instance are the U18 kids at the same competitve level as the canadian juniors?
No, in the US the top tier of junior hockey is the USHL. Within Nationals there are three tiers of play for each age bracket, the Jr. Preds are playing in the single A division of Nationals with three A being the highest.

FWIW, entering play last night the Jr. Preds program was the only organization to have three teams alive in the final four of their brackets at USA Hockey Nationals and this morning both the u16's and u18's are playing for National Championships!

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