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Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
If that comma, lover, isn't Cap A, I'll eat my, Cap!


Old habits die hard.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?
OK, thanks. My kid plays in the league. Not NCDC, but he's young. NCDC is a possibility this year of he has the kind of year he's capable of. Next year is more of a probability, and it would be nice to have that as a choice. So, we're thrilled if NCDC is better than Premier was. Even a little better.

We don't know their business model is terrible. It will take probably three years for that to be known.

And we don't know what coaches are going to think because they haven't played a single game.

I won't disagree with you that their publicity is over the top. But, there's an easy solution for that. If you don't like it, unfollow the league and all the teams on Twitter. That's the only place I see their stuff.

It just seems a bit much for you to be so repeatedly negative about something that doesn't seem to be directly impacting your kid, because they like to issue press releases.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?



Your argument is weak and an obvious attempt at diminishing this league before it even gets going!

What do you care what college coaches think or want? Nothing has changed, except this league is now free! Tier 1, 2, 3... Whatever! League was good, now it is free. Will it get better? Probably but time will tell. The fact that they broke away from USA hockey may bite them in the butt.

"Toot their own horn" It's called marketing. Big deal.

Not sure why you are so bent and I am sure you were wronged by one of these organizations? Trust me I get it. Some of these people are the worst, but you gotta let it go!

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".
Generally, opinions that have some sort of basis lead to meaningful discussions. Otherwise it just turns into a comparison of penis size.

But, congrats to your too-good-for-Tier 3 son.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

Anon
NCDC Sux
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".
Generally, opinions that have some sort of basis lead to meaningful discussions. Otherwise it just turns into a comparison of penis size.

But, congrats to your too-good-for-Tier 3 son.


Thank you. I am hoping legit Tier 2 or even some Tier 1 don't believe the hype and water down Juniors in US.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
Anon
NCDC Sux
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".
Generally, opinions that have some sort of basis lead to meaningful discussions. Otherwise it just turns into a comparison of penis size.

But, congrats to your too-good-for-Tier 3 son.


Thank you. I am hoping legit Tier 2 or even some Tier 1 don't believe the hype and water down Juniors in US.



You are illiterate.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
NCDC Sux
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".
Generally, opinions that have some sort of basis lead to meaningful discussions. Otherwise it just turns into a comparison of penis size.

But, congrats to your too-good-for-Tier 3 son.


Thank you. I am hoping legit Tier 2 or even some Tier 1 don't believe the hype and water down Juniors in US.



You are illiterate.


Keep paying for Tier 3 bums to go to Trinity. Maybe they will call yout bender up for a game.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
NCDC Sux
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".
Generally, opinions that have some sort of basis lead to meaningful discussions. Otherwise it just turns into a comparison of penis size.

But, congrats to your too-good-for-Tier 3 son.


Thank you. I am hoping legit Tier 2 or even some Tier 1 don't believe the hype and water down Juniors in US.





You are illiterate.


Keep paying for Tier 3 bums to go to Trinity. Maybe they will call yout bender up for a game.


Keep writing those indisernable sentences . Maybe somebody will actually take you seriously.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

ebonics
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
NCDC Sux
NCDC Sux
anon
NCDC Sux
Anon
And it's announced he's going to Trinity? With all due respect...really? The big defensemen a couple years ago playing for a public h.s. had interest from Trinity and this kid after a couple years of juniors and 'defensemen of the year' and he ends-up there? Tier III is still Tier III.


Been saying it for months.....USPHL is Tier 3 and will continue to be Tier 3 no matter what gimmick they roll out.
Help me on this. Why do you care so much? Why judge them before Day 1? Maybe you're right. Maybe you're wrong. But, why are you so dead set on your wanting to see them fail?

I think I could wrap my head around your POV more if I could understand the lens you're looking through. "NCDC Sux" doesn't do it for me.


The way they have gone about everything. Their business model is terrible. They toot their own horn enough before playing a single game. Have we heard from a single college coach who is now thrilled he can go to more Tier 3 games?


My son was offereda roster spot. He chose Tier 2 hockey. I thought this was a discussion board to share opinions? You and your $ can keep playing for Tier 3 players to play for "free".
Generally, opinions that have some sort of basis lead to meaningful discussions. Otherwise it just turns into a comparison of penis size.

But, congrats to your too-good-for-Tier 3 son.


Thank you. I am hoping legit Tier 2 or even some Tier 1 don't believe the hype and water down Juniors in US.





You are illiterate.


Keep paying for Tier 3 bums to go to Trinity. Maybe they will call yout bender up for a game.


Keep writing those indisernable sentences . Maybe somebody will actually take you seriously.


As long as you keep writing a check, you can support Tier 3 players who if they are the "Best Defenseman" get a shot at that hockey powerhouse(Trinity).

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

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.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

But if their 'Best' can only land a D-3 deal I wouldn't be using that as a marketing ploy.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
But if their 'Best' can only land a D-3 deal I wouldn't be using that as a marketing ploy.


They are using anything they can as a "ploy" and I do believe ploy is the correct word. Its a shame if any true talented Tier 2 players fall for the line of BS. If USA Hockey doesn't want them, do you think it's really in your best interest?

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
anon
But if their 'Best' can only land a D-3 deal I wouldn't be using that as a marketing ploy.


They are using anything they can as a "ploy" and I do believe ploy is the correct word. Its a shame if any true talented Tier 2 players fall for the line of BS. If USA Hockey doesn't want them, do you think it's really in your best interest?
Stop it. If anyone thinks this is the same as the NAHL in Year 1, then caveat emptor.

You've already told us your kid didn't. Let the league be what it will be. Or come up with something more original to say.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
NCDC Sux
anon
But if their 'Best' can only land a D-3 deal I wouldn't be using that as a marketing ploy.


They are using anything they can as a "ploy" and I do believe ploy is the correct word. Its a shame if any true talented Tier 2 players fall for the line of BS. If USA Hockey doesn't want them, do you think it's really in your best interest?
Stop it. If anyone thinks this is the same as the NAHL in Year 1, then caveat emptor.

You've already told us your kid didn't. Let the league be what it will be. Or come up with something more original to say.


This (NCDC Sux) Clown does not realize that about 30%-40% of those who play in the NAHL end up playing D3, if at all. Whereas Trinity, a great academic school that has been in two of the last three D3 National Championships. There are plenty of kids on that roster who have played or could play D1. There are some that could not play D1. At the end of the day it is very good hockey and one of the best academic schools in the country.

Personally, I hope the NCDC is successful. I have no reason to hate on them. It would be great for local kids to stay local during their gap year. Seems like a win all the way around!

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

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.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

Anon
anon
NCDC Sux
anon
But if their 'Best' can only land a D-3 deal I wouldn't be using that as a marketing ploy.


They are using anything they can as a "ploy" and I do believe ploy is the correct word. Its a shame if any true talented Tier 2 players fall for the line of BS. If USA Hockey doesn't want them, do you think it's really in your best interest?
Stop it. If anyone thinks this is the same as the NAHL in Year 1, then caveat emptor.

You've already told us your kid didn't. Let the league be what it will be. Or come up with something more original to say.


This (NCDC Sux) Clown does not realize that about 30%-40% of those who play in the NAHL end up playing D3, if at all. Whereas Trinity, a great academic school that has been in two of the last three D3 National Championships. There are plenty of kids on that roster who have played or could play D1. There are some that could not play D1. At the end of the day it is very good hockey and one of the best academic schools in the country.

Personally, I hope the NCDC is successful. I have no reason to hate on them. It would be great for local kids to stay local during their gap year. Seems like a win all the way around!


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.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

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

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
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.



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[/quote]

1). Honestly, haven't given Trinity hockey that much thought. Noone has. Decent school. Certainly not Ivy League.
2). I do realize many D1 players transfer to D3 because they aren't on scholarship nor are they playing. Its called quitting.
3). Why didn't USA Hockey like its business model? Do you know of any other Junior League or Youth it has rendered this decision on?
4). NAHL doesn't charge these fees. They are true Tier2.

This is a discussion board. I believe the USPHL is trying to get tier 2 talent to play here. That will water down true Tier 2 here and in Canada. They are trying to be something they are not.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

NCDC Sux
anon
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.



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


1). Honestly, haven't given Trinity hockey that much thought. Noone has. Decent school. Certainly not Ivy League.
2). I do realize many D1 players transfer to D3 because they aren't on scholarship nor are they playing. Its called quitting.
3). Why didn't USA Hockey like its business model? Do you know of any other Junior League or Youth it has rendered this decision on?
4). NAHL doesn't charge these fees. They are true Tier2.

This is a discussion board. I believe the USPHL is trying to get tier 2 talent to play here. That will water down true Tier 2 here and in Canada. They are trying to be something they are not. [/quote]

The OP had started the thread on the idea that Trinity is junk. That is absolutely crazy talk! Program is strong as is academics!

Transferring out of a bad situation is quitting? I am all for pushing through but to call it quitting is harsh and more so innacurate.

No other Jr program has attempted to go Tier 2. As far as USA hockey is concerned, the USPHL would not be viable without a gate. Taxing the lower teams is a no, no considering USA hockey already does this. I honestly do not agree or disagree on this point, as I do not have enough info. However, your comments are wrong.

NAHL makes its money from it's gate, Team and league combines and tryouts ( which can be costly especially for someone traveling there). The Canadian teams charge nominal registration fees similar to NCDC. Nobody said NCDC is Tier 2 but as it is mostly free, it ain't 3. Time will tell what it is. You and I don't know. Difference is I am hopeful and rooting for it to succeed and you ... Not so much..

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
NCDC Sux
anon
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.



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


1). Honestly, haven't given Trinity hockey that much thought. Noone has. Decent school. Certainly not Ivy League.
2). I do realize many D1 players transfer to D3 because they aren't on scholarship nor are they playing. Its called quitting.
3). Why didn't USA Hockey like its business model? Do you know of any other Junior League or Youth it has rendered this decision on?
4). NAHL doesn't charge these fees. They are true Tier2.

This is a discussion board. I believe the USPHL is trying to get tier 2 talent to play here. That will water down true Tier 2 here and in Canada. They are trying to be something they are not.


The OP had started the thread on the idea that Trinity is junk. That is absolutely crazy talk! Program is strong as is academics!

Transferring out of a bad situation is quitting? I am all for pushing through but to call it quitting is harsh and more so innacurate.

No other Jr program has attempted to go Tier 2. As far as USA hockey is concerned, the USPHL would not be viable without a gate. Taxing the lower teams is a no, no considering USA hockey already does this. I honestly do not agree or disagree on this point, as I do not have enough info. However, your comments are wrong.

NAHL makes its money from it's gate, Team and league combines and tryouts ( which can be costly especially for someone traveling there). The Canadian teams charge nominal registration fees similar to NCDC. Nobody said NCDC is Tier 2 but as it is mostly free, it ain't 3. Time will tell what it is. You and I don't know. Difference is I am hopeful and rooting for it to succeed and you ... Not so much..

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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.

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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.
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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

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Monsieur, petites mains
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[/quote]

I must have missed the D3 National Championship. I guesss U of New England is better than UMaine. You have taught me something. I guess USA Hockey felt threatened by NCDC. Am I missing any of your points?

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NCDC Sux
Monsieur, petites mains
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


I must have missed the D3 National Championship. I guesss U of New England is better than UMaine. You have taught me something. I guess USA Hockey felt threatened by NCDC. Am I missing any of your points?[/quote]

Your attitude will change once reality sets in and your kid is playing at Becker, getting scratched every night

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Monsieur, petites mains
NCDC Sux
Monsieur, petites mains
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


I must have missed the D3 National Championship. I guesss U of New England is better than UMaine. You have taught me something. I guess USA Hockey felt threatened by NCDC. Am I missing any of your points?


Your attitude will change once reality sets in and your kid is playing at Becker, getting scratched every night[/quote]

Not a chance. At least Becker isnt on probation like Trinity. Classy team right there. D3 runners up. Next year on probation for violations. Maybe thats why the "Best Defenseman " committed there.

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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.

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anon
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.


Or they don't know how to handle their liquor. D1 players have no problems getting girls.

Re: USPHL - ' Defensemen of the year '

anon
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.


I wouldn't send my kid here. Next step is no hockey competition. Coach has no control.