2004 Viking Cup - What's going on?

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  1. derbyfan

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    Does anyone know why the BCHL, AJHL and other Jr. A leagues in Canada will not be sending teams to this year's Viking Cup?
    The only representation from Canada will be the Augustana (Univ) Vikings.
    I see the U.S. will be sending a team with their best (U.S.) based juniors from the USHL and NAHL. This was always a fun way to see how our best stacked up against theirs, but this year it won't happen.
    Anyone know why?
     
  2. DR. Holiday

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    The European teams were not happy having to play the Bchl/AJHL ect. when they had older kids so they demanded that something change.
    After talks to limit or total not allow 20 year olds broke down the Canadian teams all ended up out of the tournament.
    Bad news for the kids, scouts and down the road the tourny.
    Germany, The Swiss, Slovaks, Finns, norway and the czech s (under 17) will be there.
     
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    Unfortunate, since its one of the rare (only?) times we get to see Canadian Jr. A talent go head to head with American Jr. A
    However, Augustana's squad has always been by far the oldest of all the squads, has it not? And Augustana (as hosts) will be playing in the tourney...so what has really changed?
     
  4. DR. Holiday

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    Augustana will always be in the tourny as it's host and the truth is they will likely pound the european teams. What has changed is that they used to get pounded by the other Canadian teams as well. So now only one pounding.
     
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