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#31 Relfk


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

Nesbitt Manitoba
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

All the top small town players end up playing for a city elite AAA team by second year Peewee now anyway.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

The Staal brothers and Ray Whitney came from Thunder Bay, Ontario. That gets my vote.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:29 PM

Not sure if anyone has mentioned Vernon, but that's a small good one. Trail, BC is pretty good for it's size too.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hey I'm from CR also! I probably know you.... lol
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:31 PM

What non-city is the best in the world at breeding hockey talent? For non-city, I'm gonna say a town with a population of 35000 or less.
My home towns of Campbell River and Comox have produced some great talent over the years, Cam Neely, Rod Brind'Amour, and Brett Connolly to name a few
My pick would have to be Cranbrook, BC though. The Neidermayers, Yzerman, if you look on wikipedia, the notable residents is just a list of retired hockey players.

Rod Brind'Amour played one year in Campbell River the rest was in Prince Rupert, Campbell River lays claim to him cause it's a dead town with nothing else to latch on to, now that the mill has shut down.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

This map might help answer that question or at least be of interest to some of you

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:59 PM

Rod Brind'Amour played one year in Campbell River the rest was in Prince Rupert, Campbell River lays claim to him cause it's a dead town with nothing else to latch on to, now that the mill has shut down.

Yeah CR's just becoming one massive retirement home at this point.
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