Teams from every sport have been led by captains since the dawn of games being played. The origins come straight from the battle fields where soldiers looked to officers for leadership and direction. As in war, not every officer is of the same quality and that’s certainly the case for the captains of junior hockey teams.
The captaincy of any hockey team is an honor that comes with higher expectations and responsibilities. Even the boys with the “A” on the sweater completely comprehend that the man with the “C” is different, and that is never mistaken.
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