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NEHJ had an article about college commits this morning that stated it shouldn't come as a surprise that two 99's had committed to D1 programs as, "It’s that time of the year when college programs look to add depth to their rosters by adding junior hockey age-outs who are walk-ons." Please excuse my ignorance but if they have committed to the school then how can they be considered walk-ons? I though those were uncommitted kids that showed up,tried out for teams and made the cut.
There are 20 kids dressed per game. There are 28 or 29 kids on the team roster on the web site. There are 18 paid scholarships.
Call it what you want but there is a depth chart or practice squad of kids who are “committed”. They practice but don’t get money and don’t play unless there are a number of injuries.