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Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
01-02 Draft Happening today


Any proof of this?

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

is it backwards to have this draft now? Why not wait until after USHL and NAHL have their draft first?

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

Only proof I see is the Kings posted it on Twitter this morning.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

Drsft results:
http://www.usphl.com/news_article/show/751807?referrer_id=

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL


Plenty of mass kids drafted throughout league. Most will end up in USHL, but so what! This is a good start for the league

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

All curent 01 and 02 MA players on USPHL U16 teams could have been protected by their current teams, so they could not be drafted by anone else.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

check out the protected lists. That is not the case. Not many will move up from within the programs to the free junior level. Need to find the best players from all over. IHC only drafted one MA player.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

Anon
anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL


Plenty of mass kids drafted throughout league. Most will end up in USHL, but so what! This is a good start for the league


This is not a good start to the league, its a laughing stock and its watering down junior hockey

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

Anon
Anon
anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL


Plenty of mass kids drafted throughout league. Most will end up in USHL, but so what! This is a good start for the league


This is not a good start to the league, its a laughing stock and its watering down junior hockey



Not a good start? Teams took basically every 01 and 02 D1 commits and a lot of these kids are NTDP contenders. Not sure you can get much better. Doesnt mean the league will be successful - but the picks are no brainers and if these kids do play in USPHL-NCDC then its promising.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
Anon
Anon
anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL


Plenty of mass kids drafted throughout league. Most will end up in USHL, but so what! This is a good start for the league


This is not a good start to the league, its a laughing stock and its watering down junior hockey



Not a good start? Teams took basically every 01 and 02 D1 commits and a lot of these kids are NTDP contenders. Not sure you can get much better. Doesnt mean the league will be successful - but the picks are no brainers and if these kids do play in USPHL-NCDC then its promising.


Some picks are elite, some are just good players. All have promising futures. I wish them good luck

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL

Jeez, your post really sums up the draft. Plenty of MA kids drafted. The Jr Bruins picked up half of the 2001 MMF. SSK went all local as well.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL

Jeez, your post really sums up the draft. Plenty of MA kids drafted. The Jr Bruins picked up half of the 2001 MMF. SSK went all local as well.


The purpose of the USPHL draft is to keep local kids from having to go to the USHL and instead play junior hockey locally - therefore they took local players.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
anon
anon
only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL

Jeez, your post really sums up the draft. Plenty of MA kids drafted. The Jr Bruins picked up half of the 2001 MMF. SSK went all local as well.


The purpose of the USPHL draft is to keep local kids from having to go to the USHL and instead play junior hockey locally - therefore they took local players.


This is a great start and congratulations to those who were drafted. It is great to be recognized. In the next few years, things will shake out for this league and I am sure they will stake a claim to many of the better players in the area. It will be tough for them to supplant the kids who are ready for the USHL but outside of that league, it may be a nice option for many other players who have options in the NAHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc