Sunday, April 24, 2005
The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming
Canada loses 5-1 to U.S. at world hockey under-18s.
The Americans have set up a national hockey development centre in Michigan. This victory is just the latest payoff.
Predictions of an American invasion of our game back in the 90's never really materialized. No one seems to be making similar predictions now. I'll be one of the first. They're coming. You watch.
P.S. Nothing would help sell the game south of the border more than homegrown American stars. So, Canadians, it wouldn't be all that bad. Our domination might be challenged but the game might finally have a chance to grow outside this country. That can't be all bad.