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Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

Anon
anon
Hopefully the USPHL NCDC does take off and becomes a viable option for local kids. Getting drafted is still cool no matter what league. It doesnt effect the kids in anyway other than positive recognition at this age. If league pans out in a few years and kids can stay closer to home an play free hockey then its a success.


It won't. USHL teams would beat them by 2 touchdowns.


As things are constituted presently the USHL would beat the top USPHL teams handily. Against the NAHL it would be closer.

Give this league a few years. If they can make it work they are likely to be on par with the NAHL and other similar leagues (BCHL ,AJHL,etc).

Down the road who knows.

Re: USPHL Bantam Draft?

anon
anon
South Boston area, have not been drafted by other leagues yet, we are crossing our fingers.

Wait...what?!? You are holding on to hope that your son will be drafted by an unsanctioned startup junior league that is looking to transition from pay-to-play to free without a viable economic model? Oh boy, no wonder these guys get rich on hockey parents. My guess is that when you look around the table, you can't pick out the sucker.
What isn't viable about the model of charging 500 youth players $500 more to cover the expenses of "free" Juniors? Isn't that exactly how USA hockey does it, albeit over a much larger pool of players to charge?

And what's so "free" about "tuition free" hockey? Consider this:

The average player wanting to play in the NAHL last season spent $6500 in the summer attending “team camps.” That includes “pre draft,” “open” and “main” camp payments. It includes travel costs, hotel costs, meal costs and various other expenses. That is the average, and far from the maximum amount spent by some players.

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