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09-17-2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by clear the track View Post
Paul Byron did not play Jr A as a 16 year old. Jason Clarke (Jr. Sens) thought he could not stand the physical punishment. He played entire year with West and along with Sammy Magic and crew won the EOJBHL championship. He went to Gatineau the next season.

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe Giroux played with the GRADS as a 16 year old the went to Gatineau the following year.

I am sure if someone did the work they would find alot of players that have played Jr. B in this leaque and have gone on to higher levels of hockey. Matt Carkner (Winchester) comes to mind.
Fascinating. Maybe I should have a look at one of these games some day.

Yeah, I remember the story about Paul Byron having something to do with an Olympiques scout who just happened to be at some Junior B game in Ottawa. He saw Paul Byron play, tracked him down, and went to his house. When Byron opened the door, the scout said something to the effect of 'oh, we're here to see your brother Paul.' 'I'm Paul!,' Byron said. They mistook him for a younger brother because of how young he looked.

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