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I can't speak for the out-of-state kids, but I personally know of three local 05 kids that are already being recruited by "better" prep schools that aren't on any of these rosters. The time is coming to an end for your "friends and family" so enjoy it for this last year coming up!
I also see that almost the entire mediocre IHC 05E team has been "selected". If they were that good, they would have motored through the EHF...including their weak defense.
I see good national representation in 06’s ... top teams in the country represented
Sorry your kid got cut from the TPE!
Can’t speak for the 05s but the 04s look right.
^^^. Thank you the insightful double post professor perckerwood. Happy to hear that your kid is just a legacy bender. My kid will enjoy putting him through the boards to get a scholarship.
Money grab? Every top prep school was there last year all weekend. Plenty of college coaches there as well watching 03's last year. Fact! This year top 04's will be the target. From the looks of it this year you have Shattuck st mary''s ,National devt program,all prep schools, Wisconsin and HE schools in attendance. if Shattuck st Mary's is coming out...they are coming out to look at players. No other spring tourney or event can say that. Pretty sure none of these people will be at the Shamrock tourney next week.
Just another delusional hockey parent. Good luck with your “scholarship”. He will be throwing back beers with my kid in a few years wishing his dad put the money he spent on “showcases” and useless summer hockey tournaments into a 529 instead of banking on a 1% chance at a scholarship when he realizes mine got out of college with zero student loans. How about you just let him play because he enjoys the game?
Sorry your kids scolly got cut!
Love how it’s friends and family when your kids not chosen. So if TPE doesn’t qualify what does??
Honestly, How many of these kids are on it because because they have purchased their Services or just signed up? No one is going around the country scouting 06,05s. Some obvious lower end kids.
Powerhouse LOL...it's a youth hockey team. Have you ever watched these 2 teams play each other? They battle every time and typically beat each other. Last year IHC sent BJE packing in a close game and this year BJE sent IHC packing in a close game.
Your right...my kids an 04
Last year this was by far the best event. Merrimack was crawling with prep school coaches and college coaches all weekend. Audience is there...up to the kids on the ice to get their attention .
Sorry, I will never call out individual kids in this forum. I did laugh when I saw some who are listed.
Go to bed. Your kid has to be up in 5 hours to shoot pucks
Looking at all the age groups looks like all top programs in the country are represented very well at this event. Honey baked,Chicago mission,CYA, Little Ceasers,Belle Tire etc...Also impressive that so many of the west coast kids are making the trip out to the East Coast. Ducks, LA Kings,Colorado etc. Definately do not see this at any of the other local Spring tournaments.
For families interested in Prep, this is a great event. Lots of prep coaches there all weekend. Last year even 04s were contacted by prep schools after this event. Seems to make a lot more sense to spend money on this than a random tournament that no Prep schools are watching. If prep is not your goal, than this may not be worth spending a spring weekend playing hockey. But the kids do also have a lot of fun and meet new kids.
Did you see list of seminar guests? Head coaches from BC, BU, NORTHEASTERN, HARVARD , SHATTUCKS, CUSHING....list goes on. Hear great things about this showcase.
This is def not a “ pay and get selected” event- if you get selected, you’d be a fool NOT to pay! Forget the scouts, coaches etc, Just being able to play with this caliber of kids on the same teams is a great experience. Having my kid play on a team with some of the best players in the country (from honeybaked, little ceasar, belle tire etc...) is awesome. He’s played against some of them but never with them. He’s pumped! You can spin it any way you like but if you got the invite, you’d be there in a heartbeat.
where is the link please?
Best question so far....link?
How come MP doesn't have his kid in on this ?
oh he does, one of the many talents who don't belong at this event. if it was two teams of top talent, it would be a productive event. Half the rosters at the 05 Level are filled with average players at best...
total money grab
As someone mentioned previously...how is this a money grab when the event is drawing in all the top prep school coaches and other avenues like Shattuck and NTDP? The event is doing its part much better than any other event by a mile. Money grams are the crappy local tournaments that provide zero benefit as no prep school coaches attend those. Who cares if there is a few average players here or there. Majority of the kids listed are good youth players. Even the NHL all star game had John Scott in it. Relax and enjoy if you were invited. If you were not invited than inquire about it.
Money grab because the schools will only be interested in 5-7 players not the 50 that show up.
It's up to the individual kids attending to prove their worth. This event gives them the Platform....hence the name of the event I can only assume. If some 04 or 05 goalie attends from out of state and plays unreal and creates a buzz for themselves then bravo. There will be people at this event who will take notice of them. They also notice those that have the buzz behind them but don't really do much anymore. The ones in the middle sort of stay the same for now. But the great thing is those in the middle have the same opportunity to go out and creat some buzz around them. They can do that because there are people at this event taking notice. Go have a great Shamrock tournament for yourself....no one will be there other than the fathers of kids on your team that most likely can't stand you.
A quick glance at the 06 class reveals a coach's kid who is not elite, and quite honestly is below average. Also, this is supposedly the best in the country who attend, but not a single skater from the #1 team in the country? Thanks but no thanks. 99% of the kids selected will be 1st round picks and all around studs I'm sure... In their respective Beer Leagues.
How was it?
At 04 level, every team had a player or two who either wasn't really a difference-maker or looked a little lost. Not a ton of fluff and for the most part, rosters were full of high-end kids.
Ha,ha some of those names on the rosters are ??? There are Tier1 players, who are better then some of these kids listed. They have size, speed and actually a hockey IQ which I can't say from these kids listed on some rosters. Thank you for your money. :joy: Just comical
Clearly this is a good showcase with good attendance from the types of people you want to get in front of to advance your son's hockey career. But like any of these showcases, they survive on attracting paying customers, so there are always a handful of kids that frequent the spring/summer hockey circuit and get an invite because the organizers know they'll pay. In reality though, this thing (and events like it) is really a bunch of good players skating around all weekend to provide a vehicle to evaluate the 15 or 20 kids that actually have a shot at something. That being said, it's fun for all of the kids and a pretty high level of competition for an April skate.
Can’t speak for younger level but gotta disagree based on the 04s. Good level of talent from the US and Canada plus tons of scouts watching the oldest kids.
Same with 05/06. A lot of talent from across the country. Definitely do not miss this next year if invited.
Has their write up out
Some of the big strong kids who have hit puberty looked really good - most of the the smaller ones who haven't are slow and weak. That's your write up - still a good event either way.
Good event for most - not just for top 5-7, or even 20 kids. Fairly sure my 04 wasn't on many, if any radar screens, and he had 2 fruitful conversations with prep coaches. Meaning, they approached him, addressed him by name and chatted about opportunities at their schools.
Not trying to puff my chest out here - just saying that even though you have to pay for these events, they can be legitimate opportunities for the kids to showcase themselves and open doors.
You just need to be smart when saying "yes" to the events.
This year was the best TPE yet, particularly in 04, the oldest age group. There was lots of talent there from many of the top teams in the US, and some good Canadian players, almost all from Quebec. The number of scouts, prep coaches, etc. in attendance speaks to that. Are there always some players who might not be elite, and some elite players who aren't there? Of course, but it's still an excellent event and a fun weekend of hockey. It's ok for events, teams, schools, etc. to be profitable, that's not a bad thing, and often results in good events like TPE. Great to have such an event locally. Look at all the players from around the country and Canada who traveled to our backyard. Just don't understand those that blindly bag on a quality event like this.
Is it important to be selective about which of these events to participate in? Of course. Rising Bantam Major typically has some good events well worth attending, including TPE, the Ryan Hardy Hockey Experience (new this year which looks to be very strong), STX 68, etc.
06 BJE win EHF and finish 3rd in country but only have 2 kids? And 1 is a goalie. Very questionable. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Maybe they are on vacation as its school vacation week.you know those eagle parents lovee their vacations to the Caribbean. Regardless top 06 kids in country are there. Can't speak for the BJE kids.