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players will go junior, cc and prep when they PERCEIVE the opportunities to be greater than their town. this perception is evident on this board, but especially the 'kiddie' board --- where parents every year 'dash' to a better team, better coach better... only to do it again the following the year.
they look down on their town hockey, so do the same when their precious 'super' star is not first line V as a freshman (on their HS team). so its off to ANY junior team, then the next. at least with cc or prep, well, they have the top players so being on the jv is much better than....
certain towns have bucked the trend: namely reading and hingham. LS by getting HG to coach is an interesting take.
until the cycle is broken, publics will always be fighting the ocean.
They all lose players. The kids with D-1 potential shouldn't stay pass their Sophomore year at most. The school you mention gets lucky just to have these kids for a year or two and when people say 'they left,' they really didn't "leave." It's more like they "went back" to who made them. But they do get a few to stay and it doesn't always work-out for them.
Loved it earlier in the season when one of the coaches (I'm pretty sure) came on here and posted they were the ones that made the Northeastern deal for MD.
Speaking of Hockeytown, I saw the little store on Main Street is closed....now where do all of the local hockey experts meet to trash kids?
You know, you're right. Can C.C. coaches make more than publics???