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Jamaica Glides Towards Ice Hockey At 2018 Olympics

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05-19-2012, 05:05 AM
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That's what I red from some Finnish website.

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Awesome.

Welcome Jamaica, the cruel but cool world of ice hockey welcomes you. Don't get disappointed if you don't qualify for 2014, stay strong and keep yer head up. Patience is the key.

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Well they have enough players for one whole team

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Have you guys never heard of Donovan Davis? He came to Canada at the age of 16 and made a AA team. He was drafted the next year to the OHL and amassed 32 goals and 35 assists in his rookie year for the Windsor Spitfires. The following year he was hit by a car and was never able to play hockey again :'( . He would have probably been their captain. Oh well.


I do wish the Jamaican team the best of luck in this pursuit. I just think the odds are pretty stacked against them. The teams that are going to be in the tournament regardless are;

Canada, USA, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Belarus, and I don't think the Swiss are going anywhere. So are the Jamaicans going to take a spot from Norway or Lativia? And of course there are other teams waiting to get into the top 12 so I'd say it's impossible.

Norway are already qualified to the olympics as they currently are ranked at 8#.

I agree it will take a MINIMUM 20 years for them to develop the sport enough to even consider going to the Olympics. The first thing is getting kids interested in the game. I am not sure how many ice rinks there are in Jamaica, but if I were to guess I would say not too many.

Good luck Jamaica... hope to see you in the finals one day
Norway are ranked as 8# in the world, so they are already qualified for the olympics. Regardless they wouldn't stand a chance against them!

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looking at their website, they're aiming at the 2018 olympics, not the 2014.

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looking at their website, they're aiming at the 2018 olympics, not the 2014.
Like it makes a difference.

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Good luck Jamaica, don't forget to kiss Sanca's lucky egg

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if they can ice a team to at least compete in IIHF's competitions is a great achievement, there are many more capable countries who are associate and affiliate members who haven't yet become full members..I don't know how that process is, but surely seems to me like many of these countries such as Argentina or Brazil could've iced a team already if they wanted to if countries like Mexico does...

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You need to have a league to get permission to compete in an IIHF tournament.

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Credit to them for trying but it won't be a pretty few years for them. Saying that, teams have come from stranger places such as North Korea.

"Feel the rhythm, feel the jive, come on everybody it's....Ice Hockey time?"
I don't see how is North Korea stranger place for hockey than Jamaica.

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05-21-2012, 06:06 PM
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You need to have a league to get permission to compete in an IIHF tournament.
Mexico has a league? Israel? Turkey? Mongolia? wut?

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I don't see how is North Korea stranger place for hockey than Jamaica.
Meh, I don't think weather really plays a part here, there are many countries which don't get the "hockey" friendly weather that North Korean can get and are waaaaay better.

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I hope they make it.

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Have you guys never heard of Donovan Davis? He came to Canada at the age of 16 and made a AA team. He was drafted the next year to the OHL and amassed 32 goals and 35 assists in his rookie year for the Windsor Spitfires. The following year he was hit by a car and was never able to play hockey again :'( . He would have probably been their captain. Oh well.
Could find no one from Jamaica here:
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/d...s.php?tmi=9009

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Mexico has a league? Israel? Turkey? Mongolia? wut?
I know for sure about Mexico, Turkey and Israel, however Mongolia I dont, then again I dont really go looking for their league. They must have one, their rosters list players from different clubs, the IIHF hasnt warned them (like Ireland was last year) about getting one going again, they must have one just finding information about it, like some countries ranked near Division III becomes extremely hard. Also, both Israel and Turkey send a club to the IIHF Continental Cup, so if you are interested...
Israel: http://forums.internationalhockey.ne...ague-2011-2012
Turkey: http://forums.internationalhockey.ne...080#post224080

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If an NHL(or any other league) player accepted to play for Jamaica, they wouldn't be able to play and then change their minds and play for the other half of their citizenship correct?

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If an NHL(or any other league) player accepted to play for Jamaica, they wouldn't be able to play and then change their minds and play for the other half of their citizenship correct?
If they have two citizenships, they would not be allowed to play for Jamaica in the first place.

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They better double check WHERE the Olympics are going to be before going all out. They might be disappointed to find out when they get to Moscow that the olympics are in Sochi after all. lol

"Jamaica is well set to field an ice hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Moscow, Russia."

Hockey IMO is one of the hardest sport to win in. Not to take anything away from individual sports, but you don't need to start Bobsleighing very early in life (4-8 years old) to become a professional. No wonder it can take 20-30 years to get into the top 2 divisions nowadays..
I believe soccer is WAY more difficult than hockey, considering the astonishing amount of players around the world...

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Two songs come to mind:

No Crosby, no cry...

and, for the Russian-speaking public who should be in the know:

Oh, what a pain,
Oh, what a pain,
Kazakhstan 5 Jamaica 0

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