According to IIHF rules, a player that represented a specific country in an IIHF-organised tournament can't represent a different country in a future competition organised by IIHF. Sorry if I'm not explaining very well; I mean, as an example, Alexander Perezhogin is from Kazakhstan. However, he already represented Russia at the WJC U-20, so he can't represent Kazakhstan in a future tournament. My question is simple. Imagine the province of Quebec separates from Canada. Would players like Vincent Lecavalier, Roberto Luongo etc. have the right to play for Team Quebec even though they already represented Canada in the past? Is there any specific rules in IIHF books regarding the possibillity of separatism? Would an exception be made? p.s. : Please note I don't wanna start a debate about Quebec's independance, I don't think HFBoards is the right place to do so, but BTW I'm a separatist.