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07-11-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 3rd Guy High View Post
I would say a USPHL team would be best if you want him to stay on the east coast as long as you know your kid is good enough to get looks for the Premier team in 1 or 2 years . T1EHL is a very good choice too, but he would have to leave the east coast (not a bad thing if he wants to be noticed by schools out west) and you wont have the direct communication with teams above you as in the USPHL since the USHL and NAHL just plucks players out from T1EHL and other places to a more extreme extent than the USPHL because they dont have entire youth organizations behind their teams. (Pros and cons to both of these depending on the player.)
Great post. If your son is looking at Hockey East, ECAC or Atlantic Hockey schools stay on the east coast and play somewhere in the USPHL system whether it be U18 or Premier. I would try to avoid Elite and Empire. T1EHL doesn't necessarily mean you have to leave the east. Granted most of those teams already have rosters set, he could have played for the Boston Advantage, Philadelphia Jr Flyers, Pittsburgh Jr Penguins, Buffalo Jr. Sabres or Team Comcast (not sure if they are in that T1EHL this coming year) As stated, NAHL and USHL teams call a lot of players up from T1 and NAP leagues.

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