Are kids playing for free in the EJ?

Are kids playing for free in the EJ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

April 20th, 2012, 5:40 am #1

http://www.juniorhockey.com/news/news_d ... s_id=75468

"The other issue is the nagging rumors that top prospects are not paying-to-play in the EJHL. The questions are valid when pre-selected Division I prospects are placed onto Tier III teams. The cover-up is closely executed because it includes a group of high-level NCAA coaches and one of their favorite developmental programs. When the beans are spilled, and one day they will be, the EJHL and those college coaches are going to have a lot of explaining to do.

How can an EJHL team afford to let players slide on the player fees? Easy, because elite players are going to attract a bus load of players that think they are elite. This developmental train often goes three teams deep and now will extend into the youth ranks if the EJHL has their way."

Are the rumors true? Do kids in the EJHL play for free while others pay to play?
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anon
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April 20th, 2012, 6:27 pm #2

If it is pay to play hockey, there will be this kind of thing going on reguardless of the level. It happens at AA, AAA youth. It happens at SSM and Culver. And it happens at the Junior ranks.
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anon
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April 23rd, 2012, 2:41 am #3

I always thought the JR level was:

1. USHL - Everything paid for.
2. NAHL - Everything paid for except room and board.
3.EJHL - For the most part everything covered except room and board.

The rest why bother...
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Anonymous
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April 23rd, 2012, 3:28 am #4

The EJHL id Tier 3 so there are player fees. There are rumor of the the USHL expanding east and having some of the EJ teams become ushl franchises.
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anon
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April 23rd, 2012, 2:04 pm #5

A good read here with info an opinions from guys that follow the USHL closely and know their stuff.

http://finishyourcheck.com/topic/61432- ... -question/
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wigs
wigs

April 26th, 2012, 8:51 pm #6

http://www.juniorhockey.com/news/news_d ... s_id=75468

"The other issue is the nagging rumors that top prospects are not paying-to-play in the EJHL. The questions are valid when pre-selected Division I prospects are placed onto Tier III teams. The cover-up is closely executed because it includes a group of high-level NCAA coaches and one of their favorite developmental programs. When the beans are spilled, and one day they will be, the EJHL and those college coaches are going to have a lot of explaining to do.

How can an EJHL team afford to let players slide on the player fees? Easy, because elite players are going to attract a bus load of players that think they are elite. This developmental train often goes three teams deep and now will extend into the youth ranks if the EJHL has their way."

Are the rumors true? Do kids in the EJHL play for free while others pay to play?
yes, kids are playing for free in the EJ. every single team has at least a couple, some have many more. thats just the way it is
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Skates
Skates

April 27th, 2012, 8:24 pm #7

I think you have to buy your own skates in the NA too!
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Duh
Duh

April 28th, 2012, 11:42 am #8

Wigs that's not supposed to be the way it is, those kids who aren't paying should lose NCAA eligibility... That's just the way it is
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anon
anon

April 28th, 2012, 3:08 pm #9

Wrong.
The only way you lose college options is if you play Tier 1 in Canada.

Every AAA Midget team has a couple of guys that are playing for free with the rest picking up the freight....FACT
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