Thread: Great Britain: Hockey in Britain
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08-31-2006, 06:18 AM
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How does Great Britain do internationally? Are there any British talents that NHL fans should take note of?

As far as European leagues go where does Britain stand? I've heard the Elite league is around Austria's calibre. Is this more due to the imports the teams have or is there enough local talent to back up this claim?

On a sidenote, I'm not sure if its available anywhere (might want to check out or one of the other video posting sites), but I did see a Passionate Eye (CBC Newsworld documentary show) a few months back about how the Belfast Giants are doing wonders to calm the tensions between the Catholics and the Protestants in the city. Weird how a sport like soccer which seems relatively tame on the field can cause such violence amongst the fans, but hockey, a sport that is inherently violent, can cause peace amongst the fans.

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