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.