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VANCOUVER -- Steve Doege will finally get a chance to travel in style Friday. Jamal Murray Jersey . The 22-year-old defensive lineman will be among some 60 B.C. Lions players taking a charter flight to Calgary for a CFL pre-season game the same evening against the Stampeders. A good performance will help him earn more flights instead of tiresome drives on the highway between Vancouver and his hometown of Kelowna, B.C. Doege, a 2012 territorial protection, split last season between the B.C. practice roster and his Okanagan Sun junior club. As a result, he drove for many hours getting to practices and games. This year, although he has a year of junior eligibility remaining, he hopes to take a road less travelled to the official start of his pro career. "It wasnt fun driving 12 hours a week," said Doege, who usually plays defensive end. After spending a season with the Lions while also earning Canadian Junior Football League all-star honours with the Sun, he is starting to feel more comfortable with the CFL club. "If I keep doing what Im doing, Im sure good things will happen," said Doege. Coach Mike Benevides and defensive line boss coach Carl Hairston tend to agree. They say he has a good chance to earn a spot on the main roster. According to Benevides, Doege has been one of the best players in camp, even after adding 20 pounds of muscle to 250. Of course, Doege must still prove himself in the pre-season, but the coaches will give him plenty of opportunities to shine. He is slated to play on regular downs and see extensive special-teams duty on punt returns and kickoff returns and, possibly, kickoffs against the Stamps. "Hes had a great camp," said Benevides. "He deserves (the playing time.) "Hes a hard-working guy. Those guys that work hard are the guys that I want on my football team." When Doege wasnt practising with the Lions or playing with the Sun, he spent four years working hard at a concrete-supply store. "It was a good job," said Doege, who also studied auto mechanics. "I couldnt complain. It got me the money I needed to play for my (football)