You can't say that U19 Tier 1 teams are better than prep school teams as a whole, that just isn't true. Maybe you meant to say that there are 8 "top" U19 T1 teams (which would then leave only 1 NEGHL team in your top 8 btw) and you cannot compare those to prep teams? Also, disagree with the U19 T1 NEGHL teams being better than peps as a whole - NEGHL is not a strong league and it is dominated by 2 teams. Those 2 NEGHL teams were in the top 20 for the 21-22 season with the Eagles sitting at #6, Wizards at #10 and you don't see the Breakers and Islanders until #26 and #27. You are saying that a Williston, Nobles, Andover, Loomis, etc. can't compare to an NEGHL U19 T1 team and you are right, but not for the reasons you think.
That's a totally different argument than "its no secret" that U19 T1 teams are better than preps - that just isn't true.
I disagree that club coaches / directors wont push the college recruiting process. 99% don't but find the right one and commit to the club and process and you would be surprised. Players cant keep jumping clubs chasing banners at 16/19 and think they will get assistance. Be loyal and commit to the process.
Genuinely curious as to which clubs/directors are doing a good job - which clubs do a good job?
Their development model is great. Focused on improving skills and transfer to games. Added bonus of not having to travel all over New England on a Sunday for a meaningless NEGHL game.
Ha ha - yea cause that's what its all about - BANNERS. Steal everyone else's talent to make super teams to win States while all your dedicated long term families are pushed down to the 3-5 teams. Not developing hockey players. For what its worth I believe they are eligible this upcoming season.
Can confirm that they will be eligible for teams to play in States/Nationals. Hope they keep the the focus on development - that's more important. Chasing a State/National title - the juice doesn't seem to be worth the squeeze in the end.
It is by invitation only. They train on Sundays at the same time every week. One hour on skills development followed by a one hour scrimmage. They put a team in at NAHA and also run fall showcases and will invite other teams like Northwood and CT Polar Bears to play.
Well over 50% committed to these colleges before they ever went to play for Lil Fuss the mute.