If you are a decent player and can pay full freight there is always room on the 4th line and an occasional shift when the game is not on the line.
For as long as you’re happy to have your bender riding the bench so you can say you’re on MSC.
That’s how they can afford to let the first line come in for free.
If your son is not on the top two lines don’t bother. It’s an incredible program for the top players but if you are on a lower line you won’t get much ice time and run the risk of not being asked back. The coaches tell it like it is. Watch some games and see how they roll lines/coach. If it doesn’t work out out you transfer into the high school team or play for your town high school. If your son is good enough it’s definitely worth it. It’s great hockey and a cool experience.
Idk. Seems like it will be a whole thing if he gets cut in a year to figure out another option. At this exact moment, I would rather just keep him at home at a local prep and club team. Want him to feel good about himself/hockey. Not willing to risk it. Ultimately it’s going to be up to the kid
At least 2 U14’s from last year’s MSC went to MFF.
From the start of age 8 every program deals with kids coming and going whether they are cut, want more playing time, bad fit, grass is greener, ....etc. Mount and these other schools/programs are no different. There is constant change and turnover for whatever the individuals reasons are. These kids at some point need to learn to fight for their playing time because that is the nature of this sport. If you don't think your kid will be mature enough to live away then don't send him. But if you do think they are mature enough it is a great experience and they will for sure get better. It's hard not to when you play against the best every day in practice and in games even if your kid is a 4th liner.
needs to be re assessed every year