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11-30-2012, 08:22 AM
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JohnnyReb
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Originally Posted by Tim Wallach View Post
Keep in mind though that the vast majority of junior players attend some college or university while still in junior. And many complete 2 or 3 years if they play an OA year. So most guys at least get a portion of their university education paid even if they sign a pro contract after junior.
Source? Because what I have read says the exact opposite:

"For one, only about 32 per cent of CHL players are tapping into the scholarship program."

and

"Players may pursue a pro career in the lower minor leagues the first year after major junior, but it's often an either/or proposition. And for those who sign a contract in the NHL, AHL or top European leagues, they are ineligible for scholarship funds no matter the length of their career."

http://www.globecampus.ca/in-the-new...-a-crossroads/

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