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02-05-2013, 07:15 AM
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FreddtFoyle
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The majority of Engineering students at UNB take five years to get their degree, even though it is now a "four-year" program, so I wouldn't be surprised if Daine Todd and Matt Fillier end up taking five years to graduate (and play hockey). It would be perfectly normal.

On the other hand, most CHL grads only have four years of education packages from the Q, Dub, or OHL, so there is a definite incentive to graduate in four years, if possible, while funded and then head to the minor pros or the working world.

The fifth year of hockey at UNB, and probably most other programs, is an option year. The coach's option. With the roster cap starting next year I can envision it being even harder for players to hang around for their fifth year, unless they make a solid contribution on the ice.

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