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09-03-2008, 05:59 PM
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Italy pro hockey

Im curious as to what the players in Italy make and what the playing level could be compared to in the US?

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09-04-2008, 08:31 AM
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The league is pretty much dominated by imports from the NCAA, AHL, and IHL ranks that couldn't hack it in North America. Josh Olson is one of the few guys in Italy with NHL experience (5 games). Most of the league's better players are a bit older - Mario Chitarroni is 41 years old - but there are a few younger talents near the top, most notably Giulio Scandella (24), and Anthony Aquino (26, has dual citizenship). Even the upper echelon Italian players have come overseas to play juniors. There are no elite exclusively Italian-trained players in Serie A.

I'd say it's a lot like the Central Hockey League: a lot of veteran players with the occasional young guy mixed in. Probably a similar pay scale as well. Not sure what kinds of crowds Serie A draws, though.

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09-04-2008, 10:05 AM
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Thanks I appreciate the info.

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I have heard that the level is more along the lines of ECHL and the pay for the top players is pretty good. A little better than what the CHL players would get. I chat once in a while with a goalie that played back up for Bolzano. He filled me in on what some of the guys get paid over there.

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09-05-2008, 02:46 PM
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Do you know how he ended up over there?

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One of my friends just signed in Italy.

He is leaving early next week to join EGNA.

He played in the QMJHL for the last 4 seasons. (Drummond 3 and a half years and finished in Victo).

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09-10-2008, 09:14 AM
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Good for him. Do you have any idea what his pay will be?

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Not sure what it is, He said it;s pretty decent for his first year.

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Shouldn't Josh Olson play in a better league?

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One of my friends just signed in Italy.

He is leaving early next week to join EGNA.

He played in the QMJHL for the last 4 seasons. (Drummond 3 and a half years and finished in Victo).

Is it Steven Cacciotti?


EDIT : errr, ok, yes it's him

http://www.hc-neumarkt.com/modules/w....php?pagenum=1

Anyway, nice to have some news from this guy


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Looking To Play In Italy

Hi: I have a dual Canadian/Italian citizenship and an Italian passport. I am 18 years old looking to play junior in Italy. Does anyone know when the tryouts are held for the Series A2 clubs and if this level could be comparable to junior hockey in Canada? Does anyone know what teams may be looking for players or have any contact information that they could provide to me. Unfortunately I speak very little italian. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Im just wondering what the level of pro hockey is like in Italy. I once had a friend named Darcy Tuplin play there for a couple of weeks, before coming home. he was a very good junior a player, so Im wondering if junior a players can make this league or not???...

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Hey does anyone have any info on Seria A hockey. Ill be visiting Rome in eary March and even if its crappy hockey Id like to catch a game just to see some hockey. Any teams near Rome?

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Hey does anyone have any info on Seria A hockey. Ill be visiting Rome in eary March and even if its crappy hockey Id like to catch a game just to see some hockey. Any teams near Rome?
Nope. The Serie A's teams are all located in North-eastern Italy.

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and its also not "crappy" hockey

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and its also not "crappy" hockey
I didnt say it was, i said even if it was Id still go watch. im not familiar with the rankings as far as quality of domestic leagues (maybe a good topic) but I saw 3rd division UK hockey, cant be any worse.

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anything below serie a?

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I am trying to find a player from the OHL Brampton Battalion. His name is Luch Aquino. His first full name is Luciano. He also played in the IHL for Fort Wayne. I think he won the scoring title for the league. Have not seen him in any North American lineup. Is he playing in italy?

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I am trying to find a player from the OHL Brampton Battalion. His name is Luch Aquino. His first full name is Luciano. He also played in the IHL for Fort Wayne. I think he won the scoring title for the league. Have not seen him in any North American lineup. Is he playing in italy?
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http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=77719

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Thank you Reverse Flying V. Do you know how I can get information on the team he is playing for?

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Thank you Reverse Flying V. Do you know how I can get information on the team he is playing for?
Here is their website, its in Italian though, so you may want to run it through google translate.

http://www.hcvalpellice.com/index2.php

If you're merely looking to compare stats, you can click any team name on someones hockeydb profile and get the team stats for that year. For example:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/csl.php?tid=1648

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Thank you for the info. You are right. I can not read a word of the web page for the team. The reason we were looking for him. We watched him play in Brampton and he was really a good player and we won his sweater at the end of the season. My wife and I were hoping he would play in the AHL and we could go see a game. Italy is to far. Thanks again for the info.

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Ryan Jardine plays for Bolzano. He played 8 games in the NHL (Panthers) and was a good AHL'er. But playing in Europe is a lot better than playing in the AHL. The players are treated better, less travel, etc.

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Unfortunately Italy is too much of a soccer crazy nation to care much about hockey. I don't think they'll ever be too much better than they are now unless they get some top end retired NHL players who go over there to try to grow and teach the game from a youth level. That may help, they'd need a long time before they can even get anywhere near what even Switzerland is.

On another note, I know that the Swiss have a pretty decent league, I don't see why the Italians don't integrate with them.

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