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12-08-2012, 07:21 PM
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This is interesting. I guess since I grew up in Saskatchewan, where Junior B is an after thought for most players, I look at Junior B as the equivalent of making the NHL from Brazil. At least out West it seems most 15 year olds play Midget AAA as it is higher caliber (though debateable I guess) than Junior B. Junior C is a new thing in Saskatchewan and is essentially an extension of the minor hockey zones. It would be astonishing for a NHLer coming out of that.

Now why did many of the Ontario players play Junior B instead of Midget AAA (or whatever the equivalent is that sends teams to the Telus Cup)? Is Junior more formalized in Ontario? What I mean is does an OHL club have a Junior A affiliate, which has a Junior B affiliate etc.? It seems the WHL clubs do not and their draft picks play whereever they would have normally (I.e. the Saskatoon Blades wouldn't send their 15 year olds to the Saskatoon Contacts, the kid plays in BC if he's from there etc.)

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