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NAHL vs NCDC

Which league is more competitive night in and night out?

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

Anon
Which league is more competitive night in and night out?
Pretty much the same...NAHL a little more physical...

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

There is literally no comparison. NAHL is a better league with hundreds of D1 commits per year. NCDC is a good U18 league.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

Anon
Anon
Which league is more competitive night in and night out?
Pretty much the same...NAHL a little more physical...
Not even close

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

NAHL is Tier II. NCDC is Tier III. Nuff said.

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PG
NAHL is Tier II. NCDC is Tier III. Nuff said.
ITO...In title Only...

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

NAHL is the only true Tier II hockey in USA. With leagues going back to normal operations next year, NCDC will go back to what it was. NAHL is much better at preparing a player for the College game with bigger, stronger, more physical style of play. NCDC can go back to tweeting about their 5 foot 113lb "all stars".

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

Anon
Which league is more competitive night in and night out?
Top to bottom, NAHL is better hands down.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

Correct. NCDC was a good place for an 03 or 04 Prep player to go this past year. NAHL is a real league.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

NAHL is a better league.
Just because you make a team or play means little.
Plenty of NAHL alumni scarmbling or playing D3
Two years of Minot / Lewiston/ Johnstown-bus therapy to end up at Worcester State or Plymouth state is not a win.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

Anon
NAHL is a better league.
Just because you make a team or play means little.
Plenty of NAHL alumni scarmbling or playing D3
Two years of Minot / Lewiston/ Johnstown-bus therapy to end up at Worcester State or Plymouth state is not a win.
Beats not playing college hockey at all...

Re: NAHL vs NCDC


Aside from money and egos, NCDC was started so New England teens wouldn't have to move to IOWA for 4 years to play good junior hockey. The recent NAHL migration to New England is changing that advantage.

Either will get you to D3.
Take Trouba for example - the captain of a good NAHL team and league all star, along with the brother of an NHL player now plays D3. Looking at that example a lot of people have to get more realistic about their little superstar's future.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

anon

Aside from money and egos, NCDC was started so New England teens wouldn't have to move to IOWA for 4 years to play good junior hockey. The recent NAHL migration to New England is changing that advantage.

Either will get you to D3.
Take Trouba for example - the captain of a good NAHL team and league all star, along with the brother of an NHL player now plays D3. Looking at that example a lot of people have to get more realistic about their little superstar's future.
Just proof of two things. 1. How hard it is to make it to D1. 2. That NCAA D3 hockey is still a pretty darn high level of hockey.

If your kid can play NCAA hockey, D1 or D3, they've accomplished a lot more than most kids who ever paced up the skates. That's a pretty good hockey career.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

Anon
NAHL is a better league.
Just because you make a team or play means little.
Plenty of NAHL alumni scarmbling or playing D3
Two years of Minot / Lewiston/ Johnstown-bus therapy to end up at Worcester State or Plymouth state is not a win.
It is pretty rare to see an NAHL kid that aged out of junior end up at a MASCAC school. MASCAC recruits at least 80% of their rosters from the EHL.

Re: NAHL vs NCDC

with Covid,additional eligibility, and the transfer portal bursting
more players from the Nahl will be in D3.
mascac not as much but other D3 leagues