Dustin Penner of the Ducks was over looked by the entire Jr. system in Mainitoba. He is now considered the be the next breakout power forward in the game.
WITH that said, how big are you? What kind of game do you play? How much have you actually been on the ice? Details please. If your from Ohio and you don't even have a home rink?? As a Canadian myself, from Manitoba I skated in my back lane for gawds sake. As a kid, from about 5 to late teens I spent hours and I mean hours on the ice. To this day I am a strong skater and in past years (when I say past I mean past :haha: ) considered strongly playing overseas. Do a google search for teams in England. They have open tryouts. Not sure about costs however just getting yourself there will be out of your pocket. And if nothing else, you did it and believe me that's worth a lot.
Furthermore, if your that serious about playing hockey then build your resume so that North American clubs might take you seriously. Do so by perhaps taking a run at a European club. Seriously, there are teams in England full of guys from Canada and the US who are making a go of it and are not in the top pro leagues.
And the Euro ladies....
Well lets just say :0pouce:
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