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10-18-2013, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
I went to the ice rink in Cape Town back in 2011. With such a massive population of wealthy European-descended individuals, I'm shocked that hockey isn't bigger in South Africa (or Namibia for that matter). I know it's all about the Springboks, Bafana Bafana and the Proteas, but the ice hockey team should be better than it is. I guess the climate doesn't allow for it. Heck, they were even hosting the WC div III just around the time I visited, so there must be some casual interest amongst people.
I think alot has to do with their location, they can only get better by playing against themselves and the playing yearly world championships, many euro teams and even some asian teams can just travel a few hundred miles to another country to play a tournament etc..

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