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Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Major troll job. Yeah your just clueless and happened to wander to the dboard to educate yourself. Sure dude.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Sorry, not a troll. It was never something I cared about as I never thought my son had a chance of playing college. He has improved greatly in past year or two so now maybe he does. It seems like there are junior programs everywhere and I have seen his and older brothers teammates as well as kids I know who will never play in college wasting time chasing the dream. I see the arguments on here about this is better than that. How the hell am I supposed to know that. From what I have gathered the USHL is out west and thats where the top d1 prospects go. I know there are teams around here like the Islanders, Monarchs, Jr bruins... Even with them I see elite, premier... Trust me it is confusing to someone who wants to support his kid but does not live or die for hockey.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

anon
Sorry, not a troll. It was never something I cared about as I never thought my son had a chance of playing college. He has improved greatly in past year or two so now maybe he does. It seems like there are junior programs everywhere and I have seen his and older brothers teammates as well as kids I know who will never play in college wasting time chasing the dream. I see the arguments on here about this is better than that. How the hell am I supposed to know that. From what I have gathered the USHL is out west and thats where the top d1 prospects go. I know there are teams around here like the Islanders, Monarchs, Jr bruins... Even with them I see elite, premier... Trust me it is confusing to someone who wants to support his kid but does not live or die for hockey.
Different poster than 11:27 and reaching the same conclusion.

You say you're not a troll, and yet you say "kids I know who will never play in college wasting time chasing the dream." You also say you never played, and can't even accurately assess your own kid's ability to play college hockey, but know that other boys won't or can't? That tells me you are a troll, already have a negative view of junior, and are looking to dump on it. I'm not going to bother trying to change that.

You, sir, are not the judge of others.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

ok. I will find somewhere else to get the info. I do not see why you would think it so crazy that someone is not well versed in the path to college hockey and the relative merits of the various junior teams and levels. Maybe I should get an advisor.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

anon
ok. I will find somewhere else to get the info. I do not see why you would think it so crazy that someone is not well versed in the path to college hockey and the relative merits of the various junior teams and levels. Maybe I should get an advisor.
It isn't crazy at all, I was in the same place a couple of years ago.

You just write like you're a troll, every time you post. Even the advisor comment comes across as snarky.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Point taken. Sorry about that.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

No one who has a senior prep school hockey player is this clueless. Troll job.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Anon
No one who has a senior prep school hockey player is this clueless. Troll job.
Correction: "high end academic prep school" with a "pretty good" hockey team.

And, despite all the support from the school, and undoubtedly numerous college visits, Dad and kid are only now taking about deferring.

Yeah, right.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

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Anon
No one who has a senior prep school hockey player is this clueless. Troll job.
Correction: "high end academic prep school" with a "pretty good" hockey team.

And, despite all the support from the school, and undoubtedly numerous college visits, Dad and kid are only now taking about deferring.

Yeah, right.
piling on --- about now you should be receiving the acceptance letters. if he is a 'good' student at a 'high end academic' prep school he is looking to be accepted to a high end college: BC BU NU, for a parent that 'sent him for the education' you are instead looking for a D3 opportunity -- maybe... this just sounds so much of a troll job.

if you are serious: he would have been approached 'by someone': even his current coach about the 'next level', the fact he has not, means he is not going 'anywhere'.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Agreed you can't possibly have no idea what the good junior leagues are if your kid is just about done with prep school

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

"My son is graduating form a pretty high end academic prep school this year..." So where have your college search led you thus far? Certainly he and his prep advisers have him applying to colleges already. If not:

http://collegehockeyinc.com/articles/2012/12/top-10-recruiting-tips.php

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Local JR Hockey is where local kids go for a year or two (8-10K per year) before going to Fitchburg State or working at the local skate shop.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

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Local JR Hockey is where local kids go for a year or two (8-10K per year) before going to Fitchburg State or working at the local skate shop.
Ummm, yeah, well, ummm, there are those NCDC and NAHL things that are tuition free and lead to pretty good college opportunities, including D-I.

And, candidly, most of the kids playing Tier III juniors aren't college material anyway, from what I've seen.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

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Anon
Local JR Hockey is where local kids go for a year or two (8-10K per year) before going to Fitchburg State or working at the local skate shop.
Ummm, yeah, well, ummm, there are those NCDC and NAHL things that are tuition free and lead to pretty good college opportunities, including D-I.

And, candidly, most of the kids playing Tier III juniors aren't college material anyway, from what I've seen.
Most of the NCDC doesn't lead to any decent college opportunities as well.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Anon
Anon
Anon
Local JR Hockey is where local kids go for a year or two (8-10K per year) before going to Fitchburg State or working at the local skate shop.
Ummm, yeah, well, ummm, there are those NCDC and NAHL things that are tuition free and lead to pretty good college opportunities, including D-I.

And, candidly, most of the kids playing Tier III juniors aren\'t college material anyway, from what I\'ve seen.
Most of the NCDC doesn't lead to any decent college opportunities as well.
Doesn't matter what happens in "most" of the NCDC. The locals have been putting people into BU, Union, Quinnipiac, etc etc.

Keep hating. Meantime, the league's reputation is growing and the scouts are there.

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

https://www.ushl.com/news_article/show/446473-the-junior-hockey-landscape-what-you-need-to-know

Re: can someone explain junior hockey

Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
Local JR Hockey is where local kids go for a year or two (8-10K per year) before going to Fitchburg State or working at the local skate shop.
Ummm, yeah, well, ummm, there are those NCDC and NAHL things that are tuition free and lead to pretty good college opportunities, including D-I.

And, candidly, most of the kids playing Tier III juniors aren\\\'t college material anyway, from what I\\\'ve seen.
Most of the NCDC doesn\'t lead to any decent college opportunities as well.
Doesn't matter what happens in "most" of the NCDC. The locals have been putting people into BU, Union, Quinnipiac, etc etc.

Keep hating. Meantime, the league's reputation is growing and the scouts are there.
Yes, they do need 3rd and 4th liners to fill out their programs, or for most of them, watch from the stands