Most 'prep' kids are no different than good catholic or good public...just the facts
True, except Elite players are in prep and prep are much deeper. Preps deeper than Catholics who are deeper than top Mass Division 1 teams. U16/U18 are good alternatives especially those who are geographically or priced out of aforementioned.
Those two are excellent for sure! Already committed to Division 1 schools ( one for hockey , one for lax). Plenty of other kids playing public that could easily be a top six forward or top four d man at catholic or prep. Does not mean they could go up to KUA or Salisbury, AOF, Cushing as a repeat junior and take on a prominent role. Certainly going to a lower to mid ISL school or smaller independent prep or somewhere similar, absolutely - Yes!
Those kids might need time to adjust but most would do fine and those who see and think the game at that speed would thrive for sure.
It is a step up for sure