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Geoff
03-29-2010, 04:05 PM
I count 15 Canadians and 1 Fin on RIT's roster. The other Final Four teams are mostly Americans. Apparently the NCAA has no rule against stocking your team with Canucks?
That's kind of a shame, considering how far USA Hockey has come and that the Olympics show that our youth hockey development program is almost on par with Canada. But not if we give away our college roster spots to non-Americans.

Beer Pong Horn
03-29-2010, 04:07 PM
I count 15 Canadians and 1 Fin on RIT's roster.

Roboshark?

Jon
03-29-2010, 04:07 PM
I count 15 Canadians and 1 Fin on RIT's roster. The other Final Four teams are mostly Americans. Apparently the NCAA has no rule against stocking your team with Canucks?
That's kind of a shame, considering how far USA Hockey has come and that the Olympics show that our youth hockey development program is almost on par with Canada. But not if we give away our college roster spots to non-Americans.


Why can't they use {100% Minnesota residents} ?!?!?!!?!?

BPH- *standing ovation*

STATEdude3
03-29-2010, 04:08 PM
Don Cherry + Uncle Sam = Geoff?


I like to see Americans on the rosters, but I certainly don't think anything less of the foreign born college players or teams that recruit them. I can't imagine college hockey without some of the Canadians that have come through the ranks...and even a few Europeans here and there.

Does anyone have current numbers on birthplace of college players?

J.D.
03-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Let me guess, RIT also has a much older team than the other three participants...

RITProf
03-29-2010, 04:12 PM
I was wondering how long it would be before a "25-year-old Canadians" complaint surfaced.

RIT teams have been mostly Canadian for as long as I can remember (that means early 1980s for my RIT memory and many many years of DII and DIII play). There are many reasons for that, our proximity to Canada being one. The players available for a place with no athletic scholarships is another. Anyone want to complain about how almost all do well in classes and get their degrees (e.g. Ringwald who finished in 3 years and is working on a Master's this year.)

BTW: Jared DeMichiel happens to be from Connecticut. Something that always amused me during intros against UConn.;)

Gurtholfin
03-29-2010, 04:17 PM
We're playing them next and I don't have a problem with it.

If a Canadian is walking down the street can you even pick him out? Who cares?

bigblue_dl
03-29-2010, 04:19 PM
I was wondering how long it would be before a "25-year-old Canadians" complaint surfaced.

RIT teams have been mostly Canadian for as long as I can remember (that means early 1980s for my RIT memory and many many years of DII and DIII play). There are many reasons for that, our proximity to Canada being one. The players available for a place with no athletic scholarships is another. Anyone want to complain about how almost all do well in classes and get their degrees (e.g. Ringwald who finished in 3 years and is working on a Master's this year.)

BTW: Jared DeMichiel happens to be from Connecticut. Something that always amused me during intros against UConn.;)
So not only are they overaged canadians, but they're overachieving, overaged canadians! :mad: :mad: :mad:

;)

RITProf
03-29-2010, 04:21 PM
If a Canadian is walking down the street can you even pick him out? Who cares?

And if you could, would it matter???

Also, don't tell anyone, but Cameron Burt (RIT #18) is from Detroit ... and he's black, too. But we don't care, because he's a good student, a great guy, and as the Corner Crew likes to say "Burt brings the Hurt!!".;)

Hokydad
03-29-2010, 04:22 PM
I dont see the problem with 22 year old Canadian Feshmen?
They couldnt find one 1990 or 1991 player for their team. BC alone has 10 players born in 90 or 91

BC has zero 85's and zero 86's. Only 3 -87's, one a walk on who nevr dresses. RIT has 3-85's, 4-86's and 5-87's.


Give me a good old fashioned, all about the acedmics 22 year old Canadian freshmen in an American school, which they have, and I will be there rooting hard, for whoever they play against......

Gurtholfin
03-29-2010, 04:27 PM
And if you could, would it matter???

Also, don't tell anyone, but Cameron Burt (RIT #18) is from Detroit ... and he's black, too. But we don't care, because he's a good student, a great guy, and as the Corner Crew likes to say "Burt brings the Hurt!!".;)

You have a black player!? :eek:

Call it off! :D

My point is, they're your players and they meet eligibility and they're wearing your uni, so I have no problem with where they're from, what color they are or what language they speak.

Your team vs. our team. Drop the puck!

Dirty
03-29-2010, 04:30 PM
Roboshark?

Why does Finland have one "n" but the term to describe people people from Finland has two has two? It's such a strange world.

And yes I realize Finland actually has two n's. Shut up.

Snively65
03-29-2010, 04:33 PM
Why can't they use {100% Minnesota residents} ?!?!?!!?!?

Like Grant Potulny (sp?) and Thomas Vanek? :D

irishfan85
03-29-2010, 04:35 PM
From being around college hockey for years, I can tell you that often times, the over-aged Canadians are more appreciative of their scholarship and their opportunity to earn a degree than a lot of the Americans.

This enrages me every time this comes up. As long as they meet the clearinghouse standards and can add to the skill level, they belong.

Further, the talent level has been watered down with more teams, kids going major junior, leaving early, want to see how bad the talent level would be if we made it Americans only? Didn't think so.

Hokydad
03-29-2010, 04:38 PM
I also forgot their 23 year old freshmen goalie. He will only be 27+ when he graduates where Benn Ferriero, who is younger, will be finishing his 4th year of pro hockey.

irishfan85
03-29-2010, 04:40 PM
I also forgot their 23 year old freshmen goalie. He will only be 27+ when he graduates where Benn Ferriero, who is younger, will be finishing his 4th year of pro hockey.

What side are you on in this debate? Your two posts make no sense. Do you have a problem with the 21 year old freshman or not?

Hokydad
03-29-2010, 04:42 PM
From being around college hockey for years, I can tell you that often times, the over-aged Canadians are more appreciative of their scholarship and their opportunity to earn a degree than a lot of the Americans.

This enrages me every time this comes up. As long as they meet the clearinghouse standards and can add to the skill level, they belong.

Further, the talent level has been watered down with more teams, kids going major junior, leaving early, want to see how bad the talent level would be if we made it Americans only? Didn't think so.

Just like we dont vote for Canadians in Olympics, we dont route for them in NCAA tournament. Good luck to their players, no ill will, just a lot of fun.

It is an amazing thought that they have 22 and 23 year old freshmen and BC has a ton of 18 and 19 year olds, who are huge contributors.

Go BC!!!

RITProf
03-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Just to be clear here ... we sing "Oh! Canada", just before "The Star Spangled Banner" at our home games too. And we have one of them there big ole red and white flags with a giant maple leaf in the middle hanging right up there in the Ritter. And most the fans ... they even know the words to both songs.:D

Used to be a day when they let us cross the border with no ID. Much harder to smuggle them over-aged Canadians back now.;)

irishfan85
03-29-2010, 04:48 PM
HokyDope strikes again. Of course, I cheer for USA at olympics, but I could care less who has how many Canadians or Americans or how old the players are when watching college hockey.

NYTrojan
03-29-2010, 04:48 PM
You know RIT has arrived when people start complaining about the make-up of their team and making other excuses for why we are beating some of the top talent schools.

In all seriousness though, you absolutely can't restrict who plays a sport based on where they're from anymore than you can restrict who goes to your school based on where they're from. Are you really advocating eliminating international students? No? Then why international student-athletes?