aging out in the NAHL Where are they headed?

aging out in the NAHL Where are they headed?

guest
guest

April 16th, 2011, 8:44 pm #1

Educate
Albricht
Malliarias
McAloon
Einersen
Howard
DiPuma
Bournazos
Fial
Lewis
Perkins

So after years playing juniors in the NAHL with their classmates headed to their senior years of college, where are these NAHLers headed? College commitments?
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jump
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April 17th, 2011, 10:14 pm #2

Jimmy Perkins Bethel University (F)
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Pete
Pete

April 18th, 2011, 12:31 am #3

Educate
Albricht
Malliarias
McAloon
Einersen
Howard
DiPuma
Bournazos
Fial
Lewis
Perkins

So after years playing juniors in the NAHL with their classmates headed to their senior years of college, where are these NAHLers headed? College commitments?
Where?
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Pete
Pete

April 18th, 2011, 12:35 am #4

None of them are really going anywhere. They are all 20-21 with no true college team that wants them. What a waste of time, they all should of just gone to college out of high school.

Perkins to Bethel? That should work out just GREAT! A BIBLE school with a player from a criminal family. I really question if Bethel would take him, and I REALLY QUESTION if he can play in the MIAC. He couldn't even contribute in the NAHL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
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April 18th, 2011, 3:30 am #5

Jrs are not a waste of time - those kids can all still go to college and be more mature when the get there -
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fogarty
fogarty

April 18th, 2011, 3:39 am #6

your name aint on da list. you forgot about the manicotti kid!!
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anon
anon

April 18th, 2011, 12:34 pm #7

Perhaps, it could work out well for the parents as well as the kids. I agree they are getting a later start at school, but is also gives the parents 3 more years to accrue funds to help the kid with his tuition bills. Just a thought.
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economy
economy

April 18th, 2011, 1:52 pm #8

I don't think now is a great time to get a job. So the ones who're graduating get to sleep in a basement.
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Anonymous
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April 18th, 2011, 2:49 pm #9

Sure they all "can" go to college but the reality of NAHL is that it isn't the gateway to college hockey, and the colleges that these players, for the most part, will attend are non-scholarship schools. Also, these players were playing in a league where fees are paid for housing etc. and to think their parents were stocking up cash for college for those three years is in most cases not reality.

Looking at the list it would be surprising if many could get into many D3 schools like the mini-ivys or the private liberal arts schools. Again, this is college being discussed not a pure hockey situation like they have lived in for two or three years.

Wondering how many of the parents of these players truly pushed education in high school? How many thought they would be playing college hockey and not paying for it? How many thought their years of AAA, and paid juniors would pay off in college money based on hockey?

Reality is that these players may attend college but they also in all reality will be faced with totally different choices of schools and degrees than their counterparts who truly set education as their "goal" not only for playing hockey but for life.

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sold
sold

April 18th, 2011, 8:06 pm #10

There are some JR programs who push the eduacation part of their programs first, not hockey. And although their teams don't take first in their divisions, or win championships, these programs move players into the upper levels, and into college programs where they do get educational scholarships and play highly competitive hockey as well. If you're looking at programs who talk hockey first and education 2nd, forget it. Check track records, and get references, and if there are none, you know it's all about hockey, and not education, with hockey included.

Look hard, there out there in the most unlikely hockey beds. Do your homework!
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