Where to play for a 23 year old
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05-21-2013, 04:39 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
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Playing against pros and semi pros in open hockey isn't the same.
You can definitely try to latch on to a FHL or ECHL team through open try outs. They all have them at the beginning of the year and will take a good look at you if you show potential. It doesn't hurt them because you're going to be paying to try out. That is the easiest way to know if you're good enough or not right off the bat.
Having a good "resume" like Patches said is important because coaches will take you more seriously.
As far as what level of competition to expect, I played college club D2 and didn't even make it out of open try outs for the Ontario Reign. My buddy played BCHL and later NCAA D3 and made it to the preseason roster but was cut soon after. A lot of the guys who already had a spot on the team pretty much all played D1 and up or Major Junior.
This is dead on point.
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