Do you live under a rock? There is thing called a pandemic keeping most kids ready for college OUT of college and playing jrs. The already scarce number of spots being taken up by kids born in 96 and 97. Even at Beanpot schools...several grad xfers making the rosters older than normal and keeping prep kids out.
Where doe d1 recruit from? Preps, big name full seasons, ushl, nahl, ncdc, tier 3 in that order of importance.
Most Prep kids do not end up playing EHL. Most prep kids are moving on with their life or going nescac and usually nescac's have no interest in a 21 year old freshman. And hate to break it to ya but NCDC is tier 2. Moron.