Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 10/17/07 at 07:10 AM ET
From Jeff Hicks at The Record,
For local junior B hockey teams, it may as well be the end of the world. It’s the Super Midget League.
And it could arrive as early as next season to suck the finest 16-year-old players off the roster of such storied local franchises as the Elmira Sugar Kings, Waterloo Siskins, Cambridge Winter Hawks, Kitchener Dutchmen and Stratford Cullitons.
“The super midget league will be the final nail in the Jr. B coffin,” said long-time observer Bob Turow, who runs central scouting for the junior United States Hockey League and serves as the eyes and ears of U.S. college hockey recruiters north of the border. Plans are in the works.
The Super League, as orchestrated by the Ontario Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey Federation, seems sure to become reality in Ontario. Maybe even by fall of 2008.
continued… (*story implies a notable trickle-down effect on NHL and college scouting)
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