The minor midget age group can be a crossroads for young players with big-league dreams.
On one hand, future NHL stars are flashing their potential and ready to become impact players in major junior the following year. For others, it’s an extremely stressful time. The challenge of juggling high school and a demanding hockey schedule is tough enough. But now, you have to decide which career path is right for you. Do you go straight to major junior if you’re offered a spot and lose your NCAA eligibility as a result? Do you try Jr. A for a year and hope for more ice time, knowing all too well that the lower level of competition could result in fewer opportunities down the road?
While a super-prospect such as Connor McDavid will follow a direct route from minor midget to major junior to the ...
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