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As the first responder said - It is absolutely possible. Start reaching out to the local D3 coaches of schools you might be interested in. The local ones will at least have an opportunity to catch some of your high school games. Your high school coach and Athletic Director should be able to help you connect with them.
For D3, it's typically no, though the NESCAC schools still take most of their rosters right out of Prep, though most of those guys have repeated one year. For the rest of the D3 schools, 95% of those players have aged out of Juniors. Now their is the Northest-10 which is labeled as D2 hockey (because the rest of the sport teams there are D2), those schools are the likes of Stonehill, SNHU, St. Anslem, Franklin Pierce, St.Michaels, etc., the level of hockey there is generally lower than D3 because they will take players right out of HS and Prep, that's your only shot.
Possible yes, likely no as has been stated already.
I'm not going to research every NESCAC school, but I looked at last years roster of Trinity and Wesleyan and between them I believe it was 13 total freshman on their rosters and of those 13, 2 were "real freshman", both came from Prep's so safe to assume a repeat year but they did go straight from high school. I'm going to go out on a limb and say, even in NESCAC schools, playing straight from high school is not the norm.
As Dan Marshall once told me, "if you are not the 1% of the 1%, you are going to be a 20 to 21 year old freshman in any division these days."
What if you're a 19 yr old who chose for academic reasons to play a PG year. What percent are you in then? So technically you are still coming out of a high school.....
Can that junior hockey be Tier III or does the player have to go to BCHL, NAHL, EHL?
Yes you can go straight to D3 but you need to be a desired recruit and you need to be academically qualified. If your at all marginal and/or the coach needs to use chips with admissions, then go to juniors. Bottom line is you know where you stand and so if your unsure, then you probably don't have the standing you need to go right to school and play.
What if you're a 19 yr old who chose for academic reasons to play a PG year. What percent are you in then?
Colby just finished introducing all incoming freshman at Twitter. Spend 10 minutes reading them, and the OP can get a sense.
The incoming freshman posted are all 98 and 99 except the goalie born in May of 2000 . Most of them stay in the Prep school for an extra year for PG. They may have also repeated when they join the prep. Total of two years of repeats.
FYI...kids fresh out of high school senior without repeats were born between Sep of 2000 and August of 2001.
Talented players don’t waste time at prep schools.
Anything is possible.
Go to the website Nescac hockey recruits
Let the data speak for itself.
Maybe low level D-3...or pick the best school you can get into and play Club Hockey and focus on academics. ACHA, look it up, every school has it. All the dad’s who are amazed at D-3 hockey will say Club Hockey is no good, but neither is low level D-3. Plus you can get a degree that matters
Serious question. If your kid is good enough for D3 or low level D1 how do you go about getting any interest from the hockey programs of the schools he's looking to get in to. Does emailing or trying to call the coaching staff actually work? Have his current coach or previous coaches reach out for him? Not sure how this works.
All of the above. Just hold off on declaring that he's good enough. Others will be the judge of that.
What type of sat score are they looking for at a COLBY? Will they bend a little for a talented player? Are they only looking at NCDC or NA