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As a father of a 14 year old, we are hopeful this league will grow to be a viable option for our son in the coming years. As for college, you could do much worse than Trinity. Good education, decent hockey, I think the kid will be ok.
But if their 'Best' can only land a D-3 deal I wouldn't be using that as a marketing ploy.
Now, now "one of the best academic schools in the country" might be just a bit of a reach.
U.S. News has them at #38 for liberal arts colleges so it you place the 50 or 60 national universities ahead of it then it doesn't seem so special. But it's on the east coast and it's expensive so it must be good.
Great academic school? Please.
So, let which player on Trinity turned down a D1 offer?
The "Best Defenseman" in EHL won't be going D3 and they at least don't claim to be anything they are not. USA Hockey even recognizes them.
Also, is it free if you are paying registration, insurance fees, camp fees, and now huge transfer fees if you choose to leave?
That doesn't seem free. [/quote]
1. I say Great! Some say good. US News says #38 in Liberal Arts schools which all told means top 75- top 100. I guess that would make it top 2-3% of all colleges. Nothing to sneeze at.
2. You do realize every year there are many, many D1 players transferring out to D3? Many of the top D3 players realized that they were on the fence/borderline D1 and made the best decision for them. Call it a smart , preemptive choice.
3. USA does not believe in the NCDC's Business model and therefore turned them down. Their prerogative, perspective and agenda. The NCDC did not agree and chose to go in a different direction. How will this turn out? We will have to wait and see.
4. USHL is Tier 1 and completely free ( as far as I know). NAHL ( Tier 2)and like Canadian leagues are mostly free. From the sounds of it the NCDC is mostly free as well. To what degree, I don't know. Huge Transfer Fee? Not sure, as I have not seen anything regarding that. It is a free market. I suppose they have the right to do that.
Your have a hair across your a** with this league! You seem angry and wounded. Perhaps you have every right to be, I don't know. I do know that your reasoning seems really skewed and personal
I couldn't care less about Trinity College hockey nor can anyone else except the families of the bums that play there. I will give you that its a decent liberal arts school.
So the only league USA hockey felt unworthy of being sanctioned is this new NCDC league. Same league as it has been under 3 different names. If they were charging $40 per player thats a realistic tax, thousands is ridiculous.
What comments are wrong?
I truly hope it fails as it will. I was a fan of it as Tier 3 pay to play league till it tried to be something it's not.
Do you really think D3 hockey is for bums? Really?
Trinity has been in two of the last three National Championship games.
Do you realize the USNTDP U18 team beat UMaine last spring and then lost handily to U of New England (D3) a good team but not quite as good as Trinity. Hockey Easy & D3.
You do realize there is not a lot separating the majority of D1 players from D3 players. Sorry to burst your bubble Mr Little Hands!
USA hockey did not like the projected Cash Flow and taxing of lower teams. They do have their own agenda which may or may not be beneficial to the development of players. Don't be too naive, Monsieur, petites mains.
Try to be something it's not? WTF does that mean? What are you? F
On probation....sounds serious -
"Regardless of who the perpetrators were, the entire team is bearing the brunt of the punishment. From now until the end of the 2017-2018 school year, the hockey team is forbidden from hosting or sponsoring any social event anywhere, whether formal or informal. That said, the team will still be able to compete in the 2017-2018 season, but that will also be called into question if there are any more transgressions that violate the College’s rules on proper conduct."
No more team parties because they made the sensitivity police angry...BFD.