Allan Cup 2010May 20 2009 at 10:36 AM
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Allan Cup is Ft St John next yr, and it seems every yr the host team signs a ex pro or two that will help their team to be in the Big Dance! Who will the Flyers pick up?
Allan Cup is a bit of a crapshoot.No score for this post
|May 20 2009, 7:23 PM |
It's not really designed for small towns in B.C. any more -- however, some B.C. smalltown teams have had great success in bringing it home. I can't argue that and congratulate those who have done it...wholeheartedly!
Powell River put big bucks and terrific effort into winning it and the community was ecstatic. And hopefully put a few bucks away for the future.
But, it wasn't the real Powell River Regals, it was some of them, plus a bunch of hired guns the club paid to come and play hockey for them. The real Regals, the local boys, augmented by some other players from the region and North Island, were runners up in the Coy Cup. That's the reality.
I'm a bit jaundiced by hockey right now...I hate what's happening to Canada in the NHL and professional leagues...they're spreading our best players out across 30 teams. Or teams are never quite bad enough to get the (very few) really STAR draft picks. Our parents spend millions across the country working to supply US clubs. When we want back in, (Balsillie) we are told to get lost! Pay $400 mllion for a southern Ontario franchise, millions more to "compensate" the other losers, the Leafs and Sabres, get the dregs in a dispersal draft and start building. Come on.. Balsillie has a better idea.
Our young Canadian players buy in to the NHL hype -- why not, there's great money in it for the individuals. None of this in new, but somehow, lately it is truly starting to hit home. We're like parent birds carrying worms to voracious young -- who eventually fly away and nest elsewhere... I'll call ya.
I do hope FSJ makes giant bucks from the Allan Cup, for once we'll see the proceeds go to developing kids in the north and in the boondocks. We'll continue to supply fodder to the big business machine. Told you I was jaundiced right now.
Anyway, I just wanted to come on and say it looks as if the Coy Cup may be a toss-up between Dawson Creek and Powell River for 2010. Don't have any idea what the 2010 Olympics will do to senior hockey next winter. Could be good to see two non-CIHL communities vying for the Cup. CIHL should be looking at hosting in 2011 and Demons will be looking at this.
Non CIHL hosting could also be bad news for the teams beating themselves to death through a full season, plus playoffs, to go up (immediately) against teams who need to demonstarte six games played. Someone needs to look at the logistics of thes competition.
Sorry to be deflating, but the more I watch what's going on, the less I like what I see.
Just rambling, watching the Mem Cup...
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|May 21 2009, 4:19 PM |
With the Island now having a small league it completely legitimizes thier spot in the tournament as far as I'm concerned. It seems simple to me... two CIHL teams... East and West champs plus the host, plus another team from somewhere else in the province. Maybe Dawson Creek should playoff against the Island winner (or runner up if PR is Island champ and Coy Cup host) for the final spot.
The Allan Cup is great, but unfortunately has turned into abit of a bidding war for ex NHL'ers like theo fluery. Not a true reflection on what these teams play with in thier line-up through the season, but it's still fun to see senior hockey on TSN!
Go Stamps Go!
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|May 22 2009, 12:40 AM |
I know we're the only league operating as such in B.C. right now. Wish there were more. Just the way things are...
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|May 24 2009, 9:44 AM |
Any idea when BC amatuer annouces the host of the Coy Cup? are any CIHL teams attempting to host it? I would love to see Smithers host... decent barn, good support, competitive team and good city to host an event... lot's of good accomidations and restuarants.
Go Stamps Go!
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|May 24 2009, 10:27 AM |
Information on Dawson and Powell River from pretty knowledgeable senior BCAHA source-- Bob James. I think the decision is made, if there are early ppositive applicants, at the BCAHA agm in June. Both would be repeat Cup hosts...
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