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No reason to bail when you’re winning and you have the best product. The program recruits for itself. Every high end U14-U-18 in the US is eyeing MSC. And when international players are knocking at your door you’re doing something right.
Mount is going to do the same thing that selects academy did with the 00 group. Just about every kid will go for the donut for 2-3 years build the program name up to get people to want to play there. Then everyone will be paying close to full price and the program will come crashing down. The coaches will jump to another program ( BK) that will allow them to have freebies for a while to get it up and going. These coaches aren’t dumb they know the talent level goes down once they hit the 20k for the top players they have.
It’s easy to recruit high end kids when everyone going to almost nothing. The top prep schools are the same way with top 10 or so kids going for less than 15k ( some way less) how hard is it to recruit with free money ?
MSC has a legacy that these other more recent pop up academies can never have. They also have an established ACTUAL high school with science and computer labs as opposed to a room with a tutor and some online courses. It clearly is not an Exeter or Andover but it is a great option for a decent student and a solid talented hockey player. My kid does not go there but we looked and were impressed. Great coaching, good school, small, easily navigated, Catholic education with a solid history. Definitely a great option for the right player.
Marc, my son has played with and against your son over the years. He’s a great kid and strong player so hold your head up high. Parents love to drag down the good kids and comment about situations they don’t understand. Best of luck on his new team during this crazy season.