So funny to hear the big plans to escape this disjointed patchwork of hockey to get to the promised land of Iowa, Nebraska or North Dakota. Like big blue blood prep school dreams, spending the cash for one year of hockey (I mean education) and thinking it's the path to the USHL.
Here is a hint to the dads, screw one year of prep school, take your $50k and put it in the kid's 529, go out to one of these team's summer camps, have the kid get to know the staff, come back and play on whatever team, tell the USHL team you're interested and have them make an offer or draft the kid and have him prepare for his high school journey through Dubuque Senior High School, once those D-1 dreams fade have him attend some local backwater D-3 school, start draw'ering on that 529.:kissing_smiling_eyes:
I think your right, its too hard for them to follow full season teams so instead they pick 2 or 3 split season teams and market/write about them until your eyeballs fall out. In the meantime, all the FS players are working everyday to get 1 ounce of PR from them and they end up with nothing. That's the real New England Model.
If you want facts then read this:
1. Pick the best prep school based on your kids academic standing and lifestyle. Hockey is a part of it but never pick a school based on so and so is going there so I will pick another school. Best players play period.
2. 95% of the top prep players will play 4 years at prep, graduate then do a year or even two in the USHL if they are D1 caliber.
3. 5% of the elite top prep players will play 3 years and then leave as a junior and do a year or even two in the USHL if they are D1 caliber.
Repeat after me, PREP SCHOOL IS FOR BOOK WORMS AND TIN FOIL LIBERAL RETARDS. It is not for grooming/training hockey players. The development model will remain broken in New England until this is changed.
It will also remain a sport for the well to do here in New England instead of a sport for all. Isn’t USA Hockey trying to include everyone. Oh never mind, we still need to fleece the system by making parents believe that 1 year of Prep is for educational purposes.
The reason why Preps are mostly selected for the USHL is because that is who is in control here in New England. That will change. If you think it is because of education then you are delusional. Wake Up Francis.
How will it change? You’re making a pretty bold statement there.
Are we talking education or hockey? I was talking about hockey, not education. I could care less what doors are opened with an education from a Prep school. Again, I am talking about hockey. Now the phrase, "Lighten up Francis" can be used since you have your panties in an bunch you big TIN FOIL LIBERAL RETARD PREPSTER.
Spoken / written by a true Trumpanzee. I just can't beleive the idiots who follow that Bozo. :-1: Wait until those tariffs hit your Christmas shopping at Walmart.