Are there any NE Prep or Jr teams that could compete with the teams in the Memorial Cup?
Maybe it’s because we are used to watching Pro hockey on tv but these teams don’t look all that great?
in The running for dumbest question of all time.
Short answer is NO!
The best player on my son’s team left to play there...4th liner then released. Equivalent to USHL.
Major Canadian Jr Hockey still best hockey for 16-20 year olds. Bigger, more physical.
One of the better D on Halifax had been on Providence College, but couldn't break into the lineup.
Yes and ncaa teams are better than junior teams. Your point?
Major junior and NCAA are different. Major junior is a developmental league for the NHL of 16-20 year olds and supplies approximately 52% of all NHL players. NCAA is older and is essentially a men’s league. Allows a lot of players that weren’t quite ready to be pro at younger ages to continue to develop and have the opportunity to be pros.
For the last few years, USHL has been ranked ahead of 2 out of the 3 CHL leagues. CHL has high end talent, but the bottom of those teams are dreadful. USHL teams are more balanced and don't have a "bad players"
Of course NCAA is better than USHL. The USHL is basically a developmental league for NCAA, and many of the NCAA players already played in the USHL. NCAA players are much older than USHL (and even more so than major junior).
USHL is a great league, full of DI commits. Tends to be older than Major Junior because Major Junior is sending more players to the pros at younger ages. Just take a look at the NHL Central rankings. The vast majority of the players come from the various Major Junior CHL leagues.
Maybe if this was posted on the youth board it would make some sense. Ridiculous thread. . . .