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10-26-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by BadgerBruce View Post
Thanks, C58. Your insight is greatly appreciated, and your knowledge of the situation in and around Montreal helps me to get a stronger grip on the many changes in youth hockey.

I'm currently researching the role played by Murray Costello in the modern incarnation of Hockey Canada (1994 merger), particularly since he was so pivotal in the CAHA dating back to the NHL sponsorship days and then in the new "national" Hockey Canada that exists today.

I'm not so sure that the current setup, where 3500 distinct non-profit youth hockey associations exist under myriad provincial/territorial umbrella bodies, which in turn collectively create "regional federations" (eg, BC Hockey Federation, Ontario Hockey Federation) that themselves become Hockey Canada affiliates, is better than the old system.

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Thank you for the kind comments.

Murray Costello, old St. Mike's hockey out of Toronto, Brother of Les Costello both had brief NHL careers.

Focusing on Murray Costello will not get you nearly as far as your effort should. Main focus should be St. Mike's and its hockey tradition, school and athletics, Father David Bauer,original Team Canada, the tentacles St. Mike's had across Canada which in many ways facilitated Murray Costello's efforts. St. Mike's relationship with the Leafs and other elements.

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