San Jose friends choose different paths in hockey journey
Ji Young Li and Michael Mylchreest grew up playing hockey with and against each other in San Jose, CA. Both were members of the Jr. Sharks program and distinguished themselves among their peers by choosing to leave the Bay Area and compete against 16-to-20-year-old's in junior hockey.
At around the time they first learned to drive, Li and Mylchreest had to make a difficult decision in order to pursue their hockey dreams: Do they choose the American junior route, which would allow them to play NCAA hockey? Or is the Canadian junior route, which will pay for one year of college for every year they spend in the league, but leaves them ineligible to play for the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan and Harvard?… read more