I don\'t think anyone is saying MIAA is good as a WHOLE.
My point is that Prep or FS U16 isn\'t the end all be all for every good player, or even to develop good players.
There are still very good players at the MIAA level who can either move on to Prep later or Juniors, which most of the Prep/FS kids end up going anyways for ages 19/20. Split season and summer showcases prove it. There are MIAA kids all over the ice competing and doing well against the alleged cream of the crop Prepsters.
Playing MIAA in winter, good split in the Fall and quality summer showcases won\'t hurt a solid player one bit.
Actually, you're the third person to make this point, but the prep hardo keeps coming back with forced objection because...prep hockey is the best!
Even if the hockey isn’t the ‘best’.. the education certainly is. Unfortunately i don’t think that matters to some people.