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Yup. Top line/pair in EHL is probably bottom line/pair on MOST teams in the NAHL. Maybe even 13th or 7th F/D.
But, the dilution of the NAHL through expansion does bring the levels of play closer to each other.
My kid had a choice. He is following the advice of his agent. Playing top pair and special teams here is going to get him more looks from NE colleges than bottom pair and sometimes being a healthy scratch in ABQ or Odessa.
So, if that's a "huge" difference, then the difference is huge.
Haha sorry you’re kid wasn’t good enough to make an NAHL team. If your advisor told you to play in EHL over NAHL you should fire him. He most likely wasn’t able to find your kid a spot on a team so selling it as be a go to guy in EHL to collect another 3,500 from you come September. The 13th forward on a NAHL team would be top 5 in player in league.
EHL tier-3 cost is huge too. NAHL tier-2 is free, could have saved you around $10k for college.
Hope it works out choosing pay to play.
I'm fascinated with all the attention for the NAHL, and listening to parents who put down other leagues. The NAHL is only good for goalies, outside of that, if you go DI, then your pretty much aging out in that league, and looking to be a 3 or 4th liner with a college team. NAHL also has many kids who end up D3. It's interesting how much that league is talked about here on the DBoard