You kind of get it.
USHL teams have 100% D1 commits BECAUSE they pick-up early commits.
USHL coaches and GM will take a big time school commitment serious. Example if they have an Atlantic Kid or for example a UNH player out playing the Minnesotta, BU, BC, Ohio State kid and have to cut one player at deadline It’s going to be the lower end school player cut. It’s sad but this is the world we live in.
It happens all the time at college level to when NHL draft picks/ national development team players struggle. You always see them in the line up because the coaches don’t want to **** off the NHL teams.
No they typically don't start in the ushl.
Your first mistake was paying for a subscription to NZ. Those bozos wouldn’t know a hockey player if he gave them a pair of Arabian goggles.
So this shouldn't be all that hard to figure out. They are creating a product that they want to sell. In order to sell it they need people who want to buy it. It would be bad for business to insult your paying customers that their kid wasn't any good. Glad i was able to help now carry on with your day.