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03-08-2008, 12:30 PM
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ive played against haggar and farmer a couple of times, tbh i cant say i rank them too highly, if i remember correctly they really didnt like playing against physical play when it went against them.

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Iain Bowie update

After 3 games at the U18 Division II World Championship in Estonia, Bowie leads all in scoring with 11 goals and 3 helpers. Next best player has 8 ponts.

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03-28-2008, 04:14 AM
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Ben O'Connor is tough. Hits like an Elephant on steroids

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update; Scott Conway is playing in canada (or from what some of the sheffield u14's told me) and there is one more player that should be added to the list; adam brittle for telford u16's - 70 points in sixteen games at U16 level.

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You can add Liam Stewart (Rod's kid), he is playing Bantam AA in LA. Might be drafted into the WHL this summer.

He is '94 born i think.

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05-20-2008, 03:12 PM
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I think there are also players at the Okanagan Hockey Academy.
John Connolly is a player there.

http://www.hockeyacademy.ca/

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adam brittle for telford u16's - 70 points in sixteen games at U16 level.
Do you mean Luke Brittle, Adam's brother? Adam is 21+ and played for Swindon in the EPL last year.

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06-12-2008, 12:40 AM
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Does anyone know anything about Danny Taylor? I found him on nhlnumbers.com but I can't seem to find any extra info on him. He is a goalie with the Kings and is English. Is there a good chance that he'd see some ice time next season?
Also, has a British player ever played in the NHL before this?

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06-12-2008, 02:30 AM
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I don't think he ever played in GB and would count as an import in Britain.

There have been a lot of British born/joint passport players in the NHL including Owen Nolan at the moment, but I don't think any "real" British players made it. Tony Hand was drafted and played something like 3 games in Canadian Major Junior (played very well as well) but returned home homesick and never tried to make it. It is likely he would have played some games in the NHL if he had stayed in North America, how many is up for debate. We have never had anyone else come close to NHL level.

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I don't think he ever played in GB and would count as an import in Britain.

There have been a lot of British born/joint passport players in the NHL including Owen Nolan at the moment, but I don't think any "real" British players made it. Tony Hand was drafted and played something like 3 games in Canadian Major Junior (played very well as well) but returned home homesick and never tried to make it. It is likely he would have played some games in the NHL if he had stayed in North America, how many is up for debate. We have never had anyone else come close to NHL level.
I think Tony Hand could've made at least a few seasons in the NHL.

It was a combination of being homesick and also, he would get paid more for playing for Murrayfield at the time, rather than playing in the WHL where he hardly got any money at all. In his autobiography I think he said that he regrets coming home, and wish he stayed out there for at least a year, and to see where it got him.

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09-21-2008, 05:54 AM
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James Spurr is a great prospect, Hull want him aswell.

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I'm a Brit living in NYC who is a Rangers season ticket holder. I'd love to see a British grown talent playing in the NHL. But to be honest, if I were a good UK player with any chance of making it, I would move to Canada to play junior/midget hockey at a young age (13 or so) - just like Andy Murray moved to Spain to train for tennis. You just miss out on so much without there being that competition between ages 12-16.

Until then, I'll be cheering on Owen Nolan as the token UK player!

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10-04-2008, 02:54 AM
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Just to let people know, I wont be updating this anymore. I've got a new job which doesnt leave me the free time I used to have. Perhaps someone else will.. if nothing else, this thread will be interesting to refer back to, in the next few years to see if any have developed. After the '91 group there are lots of interesting prospects like Chong, Godfrey, O'Donnell, Connolly, Harding and Conway.

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Anyone have a clue what happened to John Dewar?

He was so skilled, can't beleive he's not playing pro somewhere...

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When his BCHL team dropped out, I think it was said that he went to work in the family business. His team was supposed to return this year but it's been delayed until 2009. I hope he doesnt give up on ice hockey, but gap years make it pretty tough.

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