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Re: Full season

Anon
Anon
Anon
Stay clear of PICs, Kings and northern NH if billeting. Giants and BA good options if u16 as they play in good leagues ( Tier 1 Elite, ECEL, NAHL affiliate and e9 Prep Showcase). Those teams consistently beat upon USPHL teams.

Another option would be Elite Hockey in CT.
^^^^ 95 Giants parent, maybe even RL himself. They DON\'T play in T1EHL, and only a 95 Giants parent/coach would think the ECEL and NAHL affiliates (like Elite Hockey) are high end. E9 Prep isn\'t even full season.

USPHL U16 and U18 is way more than two teams.
^^^^^^^ Fed Lover! NAHL WAY better talent than USPHL. Not even close! Try again...
Not NAHL, NAHL affiliates, which I took to mean NAPHL and NAFP. If he means NA3HL he's got something extra in his vape pen.

Re: Full season

ECEL and NAPHL better at u16 and u18 levels...by far

Re: Full season

Anon
ECEL and NAPHL better at u16 and u18 levels...by far
If you look at Head to Head between ECEL, NAPHL, Tier1 and USPHL and independents you will see that outside of the Top 10-20( nationally ranked) teams there is not a big difference among these full season teams.

The idea is to play in a quality program that will gain you visibility with the Tier 1 & 2 Jr teams and college coaches. Yes, Tier 1 and other midwest leagues FS leagues ( incl Naphl) will get you more Jr visibility but USPHL is getting stronger

Re: Full season

Child please. USPHL midgets is for players who got cut from their high school teams.

Re: Full season

PG
Child please. USPHL midgets is for players who got cut from their high school teams.
You do realize that Northwood Preps ( 1st team) lost to the Jr Bruins & SSK U18 teams and beat the Bandits U18 4-3. Also beat worst team in USPHL u18 2-1 ( Syracuse Stars that had been outscored 4 to 1 for the season.

Same Northwood team beat Shattuck St Marys, most New England Prep Schools and lost a close one to KUA.

Look at the head to head vs HIgh Performance, NAPHL and Tier 1

Cut from High School huh?

Re: Full season

I know USPHL Islanders billet. Their U16 team swept Jr. Bruins this year.

Re: Full season

My kid played T1EHL/ECEL and USPHL. T1EHL is clearly better. ECEL is not.

Re: Full season

NAPHL better than USPHL. ECEL is an even swap with USPHL.

Re: Full season

Not all USPHL teams offer equal value, although the top-5 are usually good every year. Agree that the rest of the league is a toss up with NAPHL and ECEL.
SASKS and York Skipjacks provide a very different development model and may be worth considering. Everyone's very familiar with Selects Academy, but Skipjacks are lesser known. Their track record for moving kids on to next level the last 4 years is hard to argue, if that's what you're shooting for.

Since the OP mentioned PA to begin with, billeting in York may be a reasonable option.

Re: Full season

Anon
Not all USPHL teams offer equal value, although the top-5 are usually good every year. Agree that the rest of the league is a toss up with NAPHL and ECEL.
SASKS and York Skipjacks provide a very different development model and may be worth considering. Everyone's very familiar with Selects Academy, but Skipjacks are lesser known. Their track record for moving kids on to next level the last 4 years is hard to argue, if that's what you're shooting for.

Since the OP mentioned PA to begin with, billeting in York may be a reasonable option.
I'm told I'm pretty smart. I can't find any mention of PA in the OP's post, or any other for that matter.

Re: Full season

Anon
Anon
Not all USPHL teams offer equal value, although the top-5 are usually good every year. Agree that the rest of the league is a toss up with NAPHL and ECEL.
SASKS and York Skipjacks provide a very different development model and may be worth considering. Everyone\'s very familiar with Selects Academy, but Skipjacks are lesser known. Their track record for moving kids on to next level the last 4 years is hard to argue, if that\'s what you\'re shooting for.

Since the OP mentioned PA to begin with, billeting in York may be a reasonable option.
I'm told I'm pretty smart. I can't find any mention of PA in the OP's post, or any other for that matter.
Ya - pretty smart. Post on 3/11 @ 7:28 appears to be OP providing some background on his kid. In that post, he mentioned he's considering other non-NE options like Pens Elite and Gentry. I'm not that smart, but I believe Pens Elite is located in PA.