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Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

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.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

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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.


That is generally the case though there lots of ex-CHL players (Q, O and W) on the rosters of Canadian college hockey teams. Of course Canadian kids don't have to fork out hundreds of thousands of dollars to go to school afterwards. The educational package they receive playing in the CHL covers their college costs.

It makes perfect sense for kids who are good hockey players but aren't great students to choose the Q because for them the cost of doing so isn't so great. They probably wouldn't graduate if they went the college route initially and they won't incur the extra cost of college afterwards because they won't go. College isn't for everyone and it doesn't mean you're an idiot if you don't go.

Its ironic that you cite Conner Garland and Charlie Coyle, 1 current NHLer and 1 future NHLer. Both did great in the Q and are doing fine without the NCAA.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

Both would have done fine in the NHL after playing college hockey too...

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

With our presidential options down to Trump and Hilary, maybe Canada's not such a bad idea! Eh!!

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

GET OUT

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

anon
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.


The CHL is for kids thinking pro first then college if pro doesn't work. NCAA is for players thinking college first then pro if possible. If kid doesn't make pros from Q he graduates college at about the same age that the NCAA kid does. Difference is if he does make pros he's on his 2nd contract by the time the NCAA kid who makes it starts his first. With very limited NHL careers for most players 3 or 4 extra years of pay after their entry level deal can be huge.

Oh, and all the Ametican kids everyone mocks on here for going to the Q have guaranteed post high school education packages from the minute they step on the ice. They also all take classes while they are there, even if they've graduated from high school already, unlike in the USHL, where HS graduates play video games all day.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

Anon
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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?


Again, show me a list of American kids who played in the Q, and now go to a canadian college? You would be hard pressed to find anyone, so your above arguement is a moot point, it's a scenario that doesn't exist.


It's a hypothetical question, which I'll try to state more clearly for you--if college in the US was as cheap as college in Canada, would you be more likely to let your kid play in the Q? It has nothing to do with kids going to the Q now and going to Canadian university afterwards.

Let me give you an example: suppose UVM was $10,000 per year for tuition, room and board (instead of $50k), the same as McGill. Your son has the opportunity to play for the Quebec Remperts for 4 years and receive $40k (4 x $10k per year) of educational assistance when he goes to UVM afterwards or he can go to UVM now on a 4 for 4 deal and play hockey. Under both of these scenarios, the net cost of college is $0. Since there is no cost difference anymore, would you be more likely to let your kid play in the Q?

As it is now, with UVM costing upwards of $50k per year for out of staters, the net cost of playing for the Remperts and then going to UVM would be $160,000 ((4x $50k) - (4 x $10k)) so clearly it makes more sense, from a cost basis, to play college hockey.

Once again, this is a HYPOTHETICAL question. Think outside the box.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

McGill 4500-6500 for Canadians plus living costs, add another 3-6k

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

Anon
McGill 4500-6500 for Canadians plus living costs, add another 3-6k


McGill? One of top 25 schools in the world? I'd rather send my kid to Merrimack on a 2 for 4 and have him be a phys ed major and play Hockey East. Only an idiot would send their kid to Canada.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

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?

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

anon
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?


Of course I am.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

Really we have 2 Ryan Leonards in Western Mass huh? The next RL may be better!

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

Do these players lose their ncaa eligibility? Confused by this process.

Re: Local boys - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft

Yes, it's vewed as professional Jr. Hockey.