I agree with you. Especially for defensemen; not many freshmen or a sophomore D-1 / C.C. defensemen are ready because it's easy to get exposed. Especially if you're undersized (just ask Tory Krug!).
How many of the Islander kids played there prior to U14?
What would be more revealing is where they played mite, squirt and pee wee hockey.
Those 6 years of development are far more interesting than the last few before high school. That's where the foundation is laid, period.
You're kidding, right? Mite & Squirt years playing on town B teams is interesting to you?
Warriors seem to be very well represented.
Heard an 8th grader made St Marys also...
I guess my point was that we all get hung up on leagues versus programs. At the 04 level and older you should really be looking at where you want to go to high school and where that coach has ties.
Right or wrong, that is how it works.