I'd love to know the breakdown between coach's kids and non-coach's kids. It looks like 85% are coaches kids.
What is CCM 68?
Definitely good some good players from Boston, but tons on par/better not on the list. Helps to play on those ccm tournament teams
Helps to have your coach submit your kids name to ccm.
The tournament requests then collects names from teams submitted by their coach.
Some kids legitimately deserve to go, some don't.
Teams,coaches,parents with connections get preference.
They are not scouting the entire country for 14 year olds.
They try to pick kids from all over and also deliver on favors.
Guy above is correct. There are a couple of CCM guys that have different areas of the country and are supposed to vet the players. If you have done CCM tourneys before you are at a big advantage as they should have seen you if you were good enough. Coaches calling or better yet, knowing the CCM rep helps immensely. I believe they get mostly deserving picks although the obvious political picks cause chaos on the hockey forums. CCM/200 X 85 has lost their re****tion over the last couple of years with their connection picks in all of their development camp type offerings.
There will never be a camp where the true best of the best are all together. But it is the right of everyone to **** on the kids who have no business there. Especially when the daddies blow their way to Chicago to say their little midget bender is one of the best.
MFF coach all three sons. Need I say more
Are there better out there? yes, but those 3 can play with anyone. (Not a MFF person)
25% of those 68 won’t play college hockey. If you take a look at the lists of 00s and see how they “developed” you’ll get the joke. For those who are going to Chicago, enjoy the hockey and work your ass off to be part of the 75%.
What is the point of a post like this? I'm sure many won't go on to play college hockey but some there were 7/8 years old. Should they be doing nothing ? Nasty nasty post.
Sounds about right to me