OP here, didn't mean for this to turn into a kid bashing post. Wish the best for those who committed this week, but also pulling more for the older guys who are grinding in weight room and on the ice with the similar skill set but just have not received the same attention for whatever reason. You would think schools want kids who can make an immediate impact and have proven so in the league they play in. Time will tell.
Quite a few of these kids have yet to prove they can dominate their current level of play so not sure why a college needed to jump on them now. Good luck to those kids though....keep working or you'll get passed.
Western MA on the map with 2 going to RPI! LFG...Package deals!!!
Sin City? Someone moving east to Lynn?
This entire college thing is out of control. My son just graduated Prep, is a late 03, has been speaking to the same D1 school for about 6 months. Coach told him yesterday that there are a few “98’s” he is competing with for a spot. So my 18 year old is competing for the same spot as the 24 year old. 6 years difference.. the best part is that the coach couldn’t get in touch with the 24 year old this week because the 25 year old was on his freaking honeymoon! NCAA ice hockey is the stupidest sport in all of the NCAA.
No offense but if they are going NCDC, they are not D-1 college prospects no matter what the clowns tell you when they beg you to come play for them. My son played NCDC at 16 years old and it did nothing for his development. Coaching is awful, competition is lousy at best, and coaches hold grudges if you are good enough to move on to the USHL or NAHL. Was pretty funny how butt hurt one of the coaches got when my son moved on
Saying you were the captain of a Tier II junior team is like saying you were the tallest midget in the room.