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Interesting topic. Yes, at the high school level the score sheets are routinely 'goosed' to bump some kid's numbers up. The coaches kid mysteriously leads the team in assists, it's a common trick the H.S. daddy coaches use.
I noticed an interesting one on my son's H.S. team. One player whose dad was a big player in the NHL had a couple disastrous seasons on the high school team (D-1, perennial Super 8 school). The kid was BAD, skate all over the ice defensemen thinking he could do more than he could, not playing defense, passes get picked off, taking penalties, a real minus player . . the whole enchilada. Statistically the worse defensemen the team has had in more than ten years but because the kid was a legacy kid the coaches, with stars in their eyes rolled him out there for a regular shift.
Kid gets ready to leave the H.S. team to go prep for his junior season and all of a sudden in 'Elite Prospects' database his numbers magically appear pumped up from what the team had listed in the team's official yearbook / stat sheet. Did Dad step-in and give them the false numbers? How is this possible?
The age old saying in hockey, "Legacy kids to the front of the line" rang true!
They are also goosed at the junior level as well. I know of a GM who yelled at a junior player between periods of a game and told the player he ways tired of doctoring score sheets and website stats for him. Little did the coach know, the entire dressing room was quiet listening to the GM berate the player outside the locker room door.
Ye bet your a-s-s the stats are doctored. All done to get at your wallet.
Uh, *that* Dad who has to take over the score sheet duty every weekend to make sure his kid gets on the points list even if he didn't get a goal or asst because most no one else actually gives a s*it to verify or call him on it? Or the Dad that insists his kid did get the point then does onto LB and texts the coach all day demanding the sheet gets changed so Johnny gets his point that weekend? So tiresome and definitely not getting that Dad any points. Think the kids don't know who scored? Think the coach doesn't know who's scoring? Think that Dad is getting that kid ahead? Go ahead and tell the next group of parents at the skills sessions a couple of months when he is scouting yet another team how point-loaded your boy is. No one will believe you, coach won't believe you, and your kid won't be able to produce. He's a 3rd line B-player at best. And that's why they care about mani****ting the score sheet: ego.
Boy, I feel bad for that kid when he tells daddy he wants to hang up the skates before 12th grade. That'll be a doozy.
Yeah we have a mom and dad on the team who dont inflate but straight out lie on the score sheet and to make things worse they update it on elite prospects. The best part about this is the boys know on the team know
Goalie parents FTW!
Goalie parents are whacked!
You all are clowns.. The coaches have no say on who gets the points. The refs tell the scorekeeper and that's that..Once the game ends the details of the game are already in the cloud.
Well then that is a different issue.. Never seen a parent in the score keep box at any of my games but if they are then sure I can buy that. Again a separate issue there with that.