What would be a great exercise is if you took the local "high end" hockey schools and see what freshmen made the varsity. It should be a combination of prep schools and maybe catholic conference schools. Then see what programs they came from. Might be enlightening.
I would imagine that would be a small sample and would show a lot.
Don't look too closely or some of the high school coaches will get into hot water with the MIAA.
I like the C.C. coaches that coach 6th-7th & 8th grade hockey so they can scout kids and recruit them. Tell me how many publics to that! Oh wait, they would have to get the parents to move to their district....nevermind.
I think the MIAA doesn't care if kids & parents see the charade for what it is and they will just keep moving in the same direction. Kids & parents see it and move on to Junior hockey or Prep hockey and meanwhile the MIAA and Mass Hockey post these bogus stories about how important it is to stay at your school and play high school hockey....as they create every reason for kids at a top public or a good C.C. school to move on.
Yep, Old SM!!! Do these parents think he is a High school Coach for life.
Things do change folks. If you moved of took your son out of a good school for this guy to be his HS coach. Shame on you!
How much sens does it make to put a 5'4" 140lb 2002 on the ice against a 6' 190lb senior? I don't care how fast you are...that is a recipe for disaster
I agree with you. Especially for defensemen; not many freshmen or a sophomore D-1 / C.C. defensemen are ready because it's easy to get exposed. Especially if you're undersized (just ask Tory Krug!).
How many of the Islander kids played there prior to U14?
What would be more revealing is where they played mite, squirt and pee wee hockey.
Those 6 years of development are far more interesting than the last few before high school. That's where the foundation is laid, period.
You're kidding, right? Mite & Squirt years playing on town B teams is interesting to you?
Warriors seem to be very well represented.
Heard an 8th grader made St Marys also...
I guess my point was that we all get hung up on leagues versus programs. At the 04 level and older you should really be looking at where you want to go to high school and where that coach has ties.
Right or wrong, that is how it works.