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The Junior B Calgary Shamrocks celebrate their 2019 Founders Cup Championship

Earlier this week at the RMLL Junior A draft, 40 players across the prairies were selected to be a part of either the Mountaineers, Raiders, Miners or S.W.A.T. While it is a huge honour to be selected in the A draft this year, most players will not play right away, and I honestly believe that’s a good thing for them. I think most incoming Junior players could benefit at least a year playing B before moving up to play A.

Now I may be slightly biased in my previous statement as I played my first 2 years of Junior for the Calgary Chill before making the jump up to A.  My experiences have led to me the conclusion that unless absolutely ready, new players should consider playing Junior B for a couple of years. Looking back at my two years playing Junior B I became an advocate for the jungle, which can be broken down and explained off three main reasons.


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Jake Foster is a Sports Contributor for the Western Standard. He is a graduate of SAIT’s Broadcast News program and was also a student athlete at Maryville University where he received his Bachelor of communications while playing collegiate lacrosse.

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