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06-10-2013, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ozo View Post
Slow news day, so maybe worth mentioning MHL selects lost to Japan in that weird Asian tournament. Slightly embarrassing if anyone cared.
That would be both interesting AND embarrassing if the MHL Selects lost to a Japanese junior team. True, this was far from the best group that the MHL could put together, but my understanding is that there is very little quality junior hockey in Japan or anywhere else in East Asia. For example, in the 1980 Olympics, the Soviet Union defeated Japan 17-0. I don't think Japanese hockey has actually improved a lot since then. It is possible that it was the Japanese National Team, unless tournament rules preclude it.

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