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Your son has his entire life ahead of him, putting off college for a year or two isn't going to have much of an impact on his lifetime earnings. I haven't seen updated stats in a year or two but average age of commitment was just shy of 19, so plenty of players his age are still looking for that next opportunity. If his advisor or even his current coach is telling him to move on, it would make sense to hang them up, otherwise let him chase the dream for a year.
As for D-III, yes go watch some other games unless you one of those schools was your kids top choice.
I’d say time to call chasing the dream over! It was a blast, now time to move on.
I agree, we are doing the same thing. My son is going to be 19 in February, playing his PG year, if he only has tier 3 interest at the end of the season he is going to school and playing club. I have to give the kid credit though, he is already getting some buzz around him. May also help that he grew 4" in 6 months.
There is very good D3 hockey
Look at Trinity, Adrian, Utica, UMass Boston’s
Big picture : if you can get into any high end NESCAC
Take it and run.
Enjoy the ride
Enjoy the hockey
It will be over in a blink.
Some of you crack me up. What's the rush? What the heck is the harm playing an extra year of juniors if they want to? Will their life be worse for graduating a year later? I don't get it.
BTW I pla*** D3 years ago, and D3 is so much better now than it was back then, its not even close. Be happy if your kid is good enough to actually play at that level, whatever age.