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    The Central States Hockey League becomes the NA3HL

    Effective 11/1/10

    http://na3hl.com/news/story.cfm?id=1944

    The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that it has assumed operations of the Tier III Junior A Central States Hockey League (CSHL) effective November 1, 2010.

    The league, which will restructure to serve as the top training ground in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in the Tier III Junior A category, will be renamed the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL).

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    Interesting. Proving more of the point that Tier 3 Jr.A is not really Jr.A and should be called Jr.B. Only the EJHL could be considered a true Jr.A league in the tier 3 category.

    Wonder if the USHL will pick up some tier 3 Jr.A leagues and develope a farm system. Just like how the BCHL use to do back in the day with the Jr.B leagues in British Columbia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCanuck View Post
    Interesting. Proving more of the point that Tier 3 Jr.A is not really Jr.A and should be called Jr.B. Only the EJHL could be considered a true Jr.A league in the tier 3 category.

    Wonder if the USHL will pick up some tier 3 Jr.A leagues and develope a farm system. Just like how the BCHL use to do back in the day with the Jr.B leagues in British Columbia.
    Yup, that probably is closer to the truth, what you said. A guy from my team is playing in the NORPAC for the Butte Roughriders, and he said that earlier in the season, they had 10 guys and were consequently getting blown out. Tier 3 Junior A should just be known as Junior B. But yeah, it'd be kinda neat if Tier 2 Junior A was used as a farm team; it might actually benefit both leagues in the long run.
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    The EJHL and also the AJHL are realistically Junior A.......the AJ's NY Bobcats routinely beat EJHL teams, and have gone up to Canada and beaten Canadian Junior A teams (real Jr. A, affiliated with Hockey Canada).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    The EJHL and also the AJHL are realistically Junior A.......the AJ's NY Bobcats routinely beat EJHL teams, and have gone up to Canada and beaten Canadian Junior A teams (real Jr. A, affiliated with Hockey Canada).
    Agreed, there are some teams in the AJHL that are solid. Would be great to see the top EJHL and AJHL teams merge to make a Eastern Tier 2 Jr.A league. Then make everyone else Jr.B.

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