Of course it's the players. But you have to give top coaches credit for getting the players. That's pretty much job number one of having a good program. Nobody says, "Nick Saban isn't so great. A monkey could win at Alabama with all his players." Great coaches recruit good players, develop those players, win a lot of games, establish a great culture that helps breed success, and they do it consistently over time. That's what all these top prep hockey coaches have done. And if you suddenly put any of them behind the bench at a different, less successful school, the on-ice success likely wouldn't change that season. But I bet it would change drastically within a year or two and those schools would quickly be near the top of prep hockey.
Danny donato stands alone at the top forever. next please.
LMAO Dan Donato is a total weasel. He has destroyed more good players than any ISL Coach around. Put him behind the bench of BB&N and years later they will still suck. He is living off his brother Ted's name. Guy is a total power.