The preamble in the regulations applicable to Junior “A” series draft states the “Purpose of the regulations is to provide freedom of movement for players to progress to the highest level of play which they are capable”. The regulations go on to state “Municipalities that have a Junior “B” club may only have one (17 year old) player selected in each year”. Aren’t these statements a contradiction in terms, that is to say, you may have two or more 17 year olds on a midget team in a municiipality that has a Junior “B” club who are equally capable of playing at the Junior “A” level, however, the regulations state only one (of the three) can be drafted. If my understanding of the regulations is accurate, this regulation does not provide the free of movement for the players to progress to the highest level of play which they are capable as stated in the preamble but rather benefits the Junior “B” team in their centre. Someone has stated the player(s) could ask for a release from the Junior “B” team, however, what is the incentive for the Junior “B” club to grant the release. Isn’t it more likely they would want to retain the rights to the players in order to build a stronger “B” team?
Posted on Aug 13, 2006, 7:52 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11