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    Austrian Junior Leagues

    Are there any news about the composition and format of EBYSL and EBJL for the incoming season?

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    Not quite sure if this is an appropriate place, but the IIHF just wrote an article on Red Bull Salzburg's U20 team competing in the Finnish U20 league: http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...a786ab375a54b2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    Not quite sure if this is an appropriate place, but the IIHF just wrote an article on Red Bull Salzburg's U20 team competing in the Finnish U20 league: http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...a786ab375a54b2
    Interesting, thx. And as the article says Red Bull is doing this since years, they always look to have their junior team(s) play games aganst elite country opponents or participate in elite level leagues at all (like the did with MHL). The games scheduled against Finnish U20 teams are additional to the participation in EBYSL (Erste Bank Young Stars League, the U20 competition for the EBEL clubs) and there is also a wide overlap with the roster of the Red Bull AlpsHL team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexKramer View Post
    Interesting, thx. And as the article says Red Bull is doing this since years, they always look to have their junior team(s) play games aganst elite country opponents or participate in elite level leagues at all (like the did with MHL). The games scheduled against Finnish U20 teams are additional to the participation in EBYSL (Erste Bank Young Stars League, the U20 competition for the EBEL clubs) and there is also a wide overlap with the roster of the Red Bull AlpsHL team.
    It should help Austrian hockey's development. Never hurts to get exposure to other leagues eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    It should help Austrian hockey's development. Never hurts to get exposure to other leagues eh?
    It is certainly helpful for the development of players. The academy etc. are world class, if there's something to whine about, it is that the player development model Red Bull runs focuses mainly on the ages 15-20 and the (locally focused) program for younger kids doesn't have the same attention. And it's of course to mention that the Red Bull program is highly international - it doesn't really care about the national aspect...Austrian players are probably in a relative majority but overall the player pool is very mixed. Especially there's plenty of German (Bavarian) players in the Red Bull academy near Salzburg where the junior teams are based, because the academy is a feeder for both, Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Munich.

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