Hockey Talent Management has immediate openings in multiple cities for Tier II junior hockey players. Some teams are allowed to play players who are as old as U-23 depending on league rules.
If your Tier II dreams are not becoming a reality in the United States or Canada, Europe is an option that can help you get to NCAA or professional hockey.
Stuck on a team that is not going to finish the season? Only have Tier III options available? Is COVID already impacting your season?
Whether its due to COVID cases rising, mask mandates or simply being told your are not ready, Europe has openings available.
More and more players from North America are now heading to Europe where the junior hockey season is in full swing. Yes, games are being played without restrictions, without mask mandates, and without any threat of shut downs.
If you haven’t made a Tier II roster in North America yet, there are only a few questions you need to ask yourself.
Why am I falling for the same old recruiting lines I have heard in the past?
Is waiting for a Tier II “call up” that never comes worth the risk of potentially not playing Tier II at all this season?
Am I going to continue to do what I have always done and expect different results?
Why would anyone risk their season, when all you have to do is go to Europe?
Chances make champions. Instead of doing what you have already done without success, its time to change the strategy and take a chance.
Yes. If you are from the United States you can get to Europe. With proper documentation you can be on your way in a matter of a few days and be playing games this weekend.
Yes. Canadian players can go to Europe without issue at this time.
If you want an opportunity to play, do not waste another day. If you are waiting for the Canada border to open I hope you are not holding your breath because it isn’t going to happen.
If you are waiting for the latest COVID surge to be over, you will be waiting a while like you did last year.
If you are located or committed to a team in a State that has rising COVID numbers and is at risk of shutting down, what are you doing? Why are you waiting?
If you are continuing to believe the “don’t worry it will be ok” line being spewed by some coaches, I urge you to begin looking for the truth. The truth is, its going to get worse in North America before it gets better.
Its time to take control of your season before the season has passed you by.
Joseph Kolodziej – Adviser