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Re: MA Hockey Festival

anon
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What possible reason would the Asst Coach at Harvard and other D1 Assistants have to put their reputation on the line, give up their weekends to assess the kids and then not pick the kids they thought had the best chance to succeed at the next level? PP took the job over because there were questions in the past about who was being sent. These guys want kids from this area to be selected into the NTDP program. That reflects well on their abilities to assess talent.
It is true that two club teams had 10 kids of the total, but those teams were number 1 and 2 in the state and have been attracting the best kids to their programs for the past five plus years because of their success.
If they were so good at evaluating talent and their buddies who coach these kids all year were so great at developing them, please explain just ONE 02 skater even getting an invite to Michigan this past year? You MIGHT get one 03 as well...

Either they're sending the wrong kids and/or their buddies are doing a lousy job of developing them considering how many kids participate in Mass.

It's probably both. That and they're mostly doing favors for each other..
How about the FOUR 01 (actually 5 players as one MA player turned down spot) skaters on the NDTP the year before? Mass Hockey has sent 6 players (7 Mass players picked) to the NDTP over the last two years which is the second most in the country (NY had eight). What were you saying about developing? Facts hurt.

Re: MA Hockey Festival

anon
Do you need to be a stud to make the festival at the 03 level? What caliber of players have you seen in years past? Curious if its worth the $65.00 to tryout.
If your kid is decent 03, its worth going, will at least make the festival and that's a fun experience, however is a bit watered down as many HS spring sports have games those weekends.

Re: MA Hockey Festival

Is this the best ma hockey can offer? Disappointed to say the least. Hope there are some Diamonds in the ruff next weekend. Should have gone to lax instead.

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HNIB/Festival a total embarrassment

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What does HNIB have to do with the festival tryouts this weekend? Thought it was Mass hockey?

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Anyone know the format of the tryout? Small area games or full scrimmage? Kid is starting to ask questions about this weekend just trying to calm the nerves.

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When will the selections be posted

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Today

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03 and 01 levels look very strong

Re: MA Hockey Festival

anon
03 and 01 levels look very strong
01 is really deep. Even with four kids playing USDTP they still have some high end kids. Some very good players either did not make it or chose to not try out.

Re: MA Hockey Festival

Anon
anon
03 and 01 levels look very strong
01 is really deep. Even with four kids playing USDTP they still have some high end kids. Some very good players either did not make it or chose to not try out.
+1 01 Mass very strong.