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How many kids get drafted late because there is just a 4%-5% chance they would ever, ever (as in college doesn't work-out for them and they want to try something out of the ordinary) play in Quebec?
Whatever happened to the 'Timber' kid in the Q?
2015-16 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 65 games, 12 goals, 7 assists, 100 penalty minutes, for a -23
I wonder whether people here would change their tune about kids playing in the Q if college here was as cheap as it is in Canada? McGill University, one of the top universities in the world has annual tuition of US$1,500 for residents of Quebec!!!! As it is, an American kid who paid full freight for 4 years at McGill would pay less than a hockey player at BU with a 2 for 4 deal (with the Q education package it would be more like 3 for 4)--at a much better school!! To me, the real travesty of the whole NCAA hockey experience is people subverting their kid's education and sending them to second tier schools like UVM, UNH and UMaine (70-80%+ admit rates) just to cut down on their tuition bill. IMO, if it weren't for the college price discrepancy EVERY kid from this area would jump at playing in the Q, not only because of the hockey but also simply because Quebec is a lot closer than the USHL territory.
The question was whether, if the price of American college was in line with the price of Canadian colleges, you would be more likely to send your kid to the CHL? To put it another way, how much does the high price of college influence your emphasis on a kid playing college hockey rather than CHL?
Isn't The Q for American kids if they don't want to go to college or they flunk out of college? Lil' Tidbit (C.G.) bailed on his Penn State deal so he wouldn't have to study, Charlie Coyle flunked-out of BU and went north...seems unlikely once a college adverse kid finishes hockey he would want to go back to school to speak French.
Both would have done fine in the NHL after playing college hockey too...
With our presidential options down to Trump and Hilary, maybe Canada's not such a bad idea! Eh!!
McGill 4500-6500 for Canadians plus living costs, add another 3-6k
I don't know. Merrimack is a long way from my house and I hear the people up that way are difficult to deal with and the food isn't any good. I myself have never been outside of 495 so I'm not really sure but that's what I've heard from people here in Southie.
You're kidding, right? Merrimack over McGill?
Really we have 2 Ryan Leonards in Western Mass huh? The next RL may be better!
Do these players lose their ncaa eligibility? Confused by this process.
Yes, it's vewed as professional Jr. Hockey.