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Re: New England Prep Schools

Anon
If you were choosing a prep school based solely on the hockey coach (which we are not), is there a coach out there that is both trustworthy/honest, AND great at developing kids?
Rivers (SM) would be top of the list. Gets the most out of his players. Milton (PD) seems similar although I do not know much about the coach. KUA(TW) too, but stacked!! PEA (DB) has been there forever and is always top of the pack. Heard he is a straight shooter.

Tilton seems to over recruit and is middle of the pack. To me that is a telltale sign.

In general stay away from Lakes Region ( KUA excluded). Beautiful settings but... Talk to coaches and look at teams that have success with the least amount of D1 Commits. To me that speaks volumes.

Good Luck

Re: New England Prep Schools

To the OP: I Talked to my son last night. Plays at a top 20 Prep (3rd year) and I asked if he was having any fun..Luckily for me, he said "Hell Ya!" You have to really talk to your kid before you make this move, he goes 6 days a week from 7:30am until at lest 11:00PM, Classes, Homework, Sports, Time for friends, Time for projects, Peer Pressue, etc..every second of everyday for just about the entire school year is mapped out and is a complete juggling act. Living at school is a life decision, not a hockey decision, and if you do go that route, there will be times you get that call at midnight with him on the other line asking to come home just for a few days. Last year he had a teammate go home on a Tuesday and never come back, kid wanted nothing to do with it, so make sure you dont have the blinders on and your son is 100% committed to doing this.
Good Luck