Perhaps we can consider this a win for the NCAA in their ongoing, never-ending squabble with the Canadian Hockey League and the entire idea of the Major Junior route to professional hockey.
Of the 12 players attending collective bargaining sessions with at league headquarters in Manhattan today, nine are college educated and just two took the CHL route. Four of those nine went to Ivy League schools, and some of the others went to some pretty decent schools themselves. A list:
Lightning forward B.J. Crombeen and Senators defenseman Chris Phillips are the only two members of the delegation that played Major Junior hockey. Crombeen played for the OHL's Barrie Colts and Phillips played for both Prince Albert and Lethbridge in the WHL.
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