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The Jamaican Ice Hockey Team

from Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star,

Jamaica is planning its own miracle on ice.

While the island of sun-splashed beaches has as many hockey rinks as it does bobsled runs — exactly none — the goal is for Team Jamaica to compete with the world’s hockey powers at a Winter Games in the next eight to 20 years.

“If we can pull this off, you’re looking at an inspiring story and the idea that anything is accomplishable if you put your mind to it,” says head coach Graeme Townshend, 48, the first Jamaican-born player in the NHL.

“If Jamaica can get a team in the world championships or the Olympics, that’s like a miracle. It’s something that’s so outlandish that I think it actually might work.”

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Primis's avatar

No shot at all.  None.

When you consider places like say Norway have a long, storied history in hockey, produce good players, and have trouble making the Olympics or WC’s… Jamaica has no shot.

Posted by Primis on 08/23/14 at 02:32 PM ET

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