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Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

anon


5-6 years ago when UMass hockey was really terrible and before the coaching change the lack of Mass kids was always a big DBoard topic. And the fact the old regime had scouts all over Europe, Canada and the eastern bloc looking for players when many Mass kids not only could have helped, but their parents had been supporting the school for decades by paying taxes in state. UMN for years had a policy that they could only roster one non-Minnesotan...ONE! Really the Mass hockey kids dream of playing in and winning the Beanpot and UMass isn't part of that.

I don't think I'd call BC/BU/NU are 'all far better academic institutions.' Yeah on average but the difference is getting smaller than old timers think.
THIS!

UMass already compares favorably in academics to NU and it’s not leaps and bounds beneath BC and BU. The school’s reputation started to improve under Billy Bulger of all people and it’s been creeping up ever since.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
anon


5-6 years ago when UMass hockey was really terrible and before the coaching change the lack of Mass kids was always a big DBoard topic. And the fact the old regime had scouts all over Europe, Canada and the eastern bloc looking for players when many Mass kids not only could have helped, but their parents had been supporting the school for decades by paying taxes in state. UMN for years had a policy that they could only roster one non-Minnesotan...ONE! Really the Mass hockey kids dream of playing in and winning the Beanpot and UMass isn't part of that.

I don't think I'd call BC/BU/NU are 'all far better academic institutions.' Yeah on average but the difference is getting smaller than old timers think.
THIS!

UMass already compares favorably in academics to NU and it’s not leaps and bounds beneath BC and BU. The school’s reputation started to improve under Billy Bulger of all people and it’s been creeping up ever since.
Guys, some of the players at these schools are dumber than a box of rocks. They are not recruited for their academia, they are recruited for playing hockey. Don't mix up the 2.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
anon


5-6 years ago when UMass hockey was really terrible and before the coaching change the lack of Mass kids was always a big DBoard topic. And the fact the old regime had scouts all over Europe, Canada and the eastern bloc looking for players when many Mass kids not only could have helped, but their parents had been supporting the school for decades by paying taxes in state. UMN for years had a policy that they could only roster one non-Minnesotan...ONE! Really the Mass hockey kids dream of playing in and winning the Beanpot and UMass isn\'t part of that.

I don\'t think I\'d call BC/BU/NU are \'all far better academic institutions.\' Yeah on average but the difference is getting smaller than old timers think.
THIS!

UMass already compares favorably in academics to NU and it’s not leaps and bounds beneath BC and BU. The school’s reputation started to improve under Billy Bulger of all people and it’s been creeping up ever since.
I wish I could agree with you.
My son goes to NU and is a really smart kid. My daughter goes to zoomass and let's just say she gets her smarts from her mother.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
Anon
anon


5-6 years ago when UMass hockey was really terrible and before the coaching change the lack of Mass kids was always a big DBoard topic. And the fact the old regime had scouts all over Europe, Canada and the eastern bloc looking for players when many Mass kids not only could have helped, but their parents had been supporting the school for decades by paying taxes in state. UMN for years had a policy that they could only roster one non-Minnesotan...ONE! Really the Mass hockey kids dream of playing in and winning the Beanpot and UMass isn\\\'t part of that.

I don\\\'t think I\\\'d call BC/BU/NU are \\\'all far better academic institutions.\\\' Yeah on average but the difference is getting smaller than old timers think.
THIS!

UMass already compares favorably in academics to NU and it’s not leaps and bounds beneath BC and BU. The school’s reputation started to improve under Billy Bulger of all people and it’s been creeping up ever since.
I wish I could agree with you.
My son goes to NU and is a really smart kid. My daughter goes to zoomass and let's just say she gets her smarts from her mother.
Roger that. There is a reason UMass is called 13th grade.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

So the overall impression I'm getting from parents here on why there are no Mass players playing for UMass, is that the school isn't good enough academically for their little bender. Sorry folks, those guys playing for BC, BU, and even NU, aren't playing there for the academics either. Nice try though.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
So the overall impression I'm getting from parents here on why there are no Mass players playing for UMass, is that the school isn't good enough academically for their little bender. Sorry folks, those guys playing for BC, BU, and even NU, aren't playing there for the academics either. Nice try though.
No the reason is that they don't recruit instate. Why spend your time and resources on the caliber of player you need to compete when you are more often than not going to lose them to the schools in the Boston area. Now that might change for some as they might go out there for the coaching but that would be the only reason.

I think they will more likely end up like PC after they won in 2015. They stay good and competetive but it's hard to stay on top. And now that the rumors of the coach going back to the NHL will circle every year, kids will be wary.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

My take having been through this from a hiring side, a full tuition paying parent at a wide range of schools.

Locally the funny one is the before Flutie (BF) and for a decade or so after, BC grads who walk around like they attended an Ivy caliber institution when back then it was basically Marquette University or Xavier or a Loyola - nice but no top 50 school. Now it's a slightly better than average school but not a great academic institution.

NU it's all about the internships and the professional programs - not deep in high thought but effective in getting a kid through and getting a kid a career. Not high powered academics but professional career path.

BU, it's whatever you make it. Typical wide ranging school where you can get through and keep going if that's your interest.

UMass - old people don't know it but certain programs are highly regarded and as a whole it's moving up. Business or engineering student from NU or UMass? Toss-up today

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

anon
My take having been through this from a hiring side, a full tuition paying parent at a wide range of schools.

Locally the funny one is the before Flutie (BF) and for a decade or so after, BC grads who walk around like they attended an Ivy caliber institution when back then it was basically Marquette University or Xavier or a Loyola - nice but no top 50 school. Now it\'s a slightly better than average school but not a great academic institution.

NU it\'s all about the internships and the professional programs - not deep in high thought but effective in getting a kid through and getting a kid a career. Not high powered academics but professional career path.

BU, it\'s whatever you make it. Typical wide ranging school where you can get through and keep going if that\'s your interest.

UMass - old people don\'t know it but certain programs are highly regarded and as a whole it\'s moving up. Business or engineering student from NU or UMass? Toss-up today
Not buying it.
UMA does not have a top EE or ME program. It the E backup school.
UML has a top 5 CE and PE program.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

No skin in this game, but UMass is a highly regarded State University compared to the same in other States. Remember, they have a Medical School too

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
No skin in this game, but UMass is a highly regarded State University compared to the same in other States. Remember, they have a Medical School too
The most famous graduate of the Umass medical school is Dr. J who played for the Sixers! :upside_down_face:

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
anon
My take having been through this from a hiring side, a full tuition paying parent at a wide range of schools.

Locally the funny one is the before Flutie (BF) and for a decade or so after, BC grads who walk around like they attended an Ivy caliber institution when back then it was basically Marquette University or Xavier or a Loyola - nice but no top 50 school. Now it\\\'s a slightly better than average school but not a great academic institution.

NU it\\\'s all about the internships and the professional programs - not deep in high thought but effective in getting a kid through and getting a kid a career. Not high powered academics but professional career path.

BU, it\\\'s whatever you make it. Typical wide ranging school where you can get through and keep going if that\\\'s your interest.

UMass - old people don\\\'t know it but certain programs are highly regarded and as a whole it\\\'s moving up. Business or engineering student from NU or UMass? Toss-up today
Not buying it.
UMA does not have a top EE or ME program. It the E backup school.
UML has a top 5 CE and PE program.
I work for a large engineering firm. We have had graduates from NU and other private schools fail the EIT a couple of times before passing while others from Umass Amherst pass first time, never mind professional licensure. Also, where they received their degree had little bearing on hiring as long as the school was accredited. More interested in work experience and references.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

BC admitted class of 2025 has an AVERAGE SAT of 1495.

Carry on..

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

anon
BC admitted class of 2025 has an AVERAGE SAT of 1495.

Carry on..
Dorks. That's why they wont win anything for a few years

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

anon
BC admitted class of 2025 has an AVERAGE SAT of 1495.

Carry on..
40% of the kids didn’t submit their scores...

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Harvard is the reach school
BC and BU are the nice to be admitted schools
NU is the safety school.
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Then there's UMass.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Here you go: US News -

Harvard at # 2






BC at #35

BU at #42

NU at #49




UMass #66

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

anon
Here you go: US News -

Harvard at # 2






BC at #35

BU at #42

NU at #49




UMass #66
Regardless, they still don't want your kid, that's the point of this thread.

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

anon


5-6 years ago when UMass hockey was really terrible and before the coaching change the lack of Mass kids was always a big DBoard topic. And the fact the old regime had scouts all over Europe, Canada and the eastern bloc looking for players when many Mass kids not only could have helped, but their parents had been supporting the school for decades by paying taxes in state. UMN for years had a policy that they could only roster one non-Minnesotan...ONE! Really the Mass hockey kids dream of playing in and winning the Beanpot and UMass isn't part of that.

I don't think I'd call BC/BU/NU are 'all far better academic institutions.' Yeah on average but the difference is getting smaller than old timers think.
How do you know someone went to BC/BU/NU... They told you!

Re: ESPN Calls Out Mass Youth Hockey during National Championship Game

Anon
anon


5-6 years ago when UMass hockey was really terrible and before the coaching change the lack of Mass kids was always a big DBoard topic. And the fact the old regime had scouts all over Europe, Canada and the eastern bloc looking for players when many Mass kids not only could have helped, but their parents had been supporting the school for decades by paying taxes in state. UMN for years had a policy that they could only roster one non-Minnesotan...ONE! Really the Mass hockey kids dream of playing in and winning the Beanpot and UMass isn\\\'t part of that.

I don\\\'t think I\\\'d call BC/BU/NU are \\\'all far better academic institutions.\\\' Yeah on average but the difference is getting smaller than old timers think.
How do you know someone went to BC/BU/NU... They told you!
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