So much for independent junior hockey in the North Eastern United States kids. That lasted all about a few weeks.
While there is no “official” announcement from the NSHL or the NA3HL, this looks like a done deal. Why would it look like a done deal? Well when coaches and players are telling people they now play in the NA3HL East, that might just be a little hint.
Not good enough that their saying it? How about it being put on emails and player resumes being sent out to higher level teams? Yep, I thought that might do the trick.
So why make the move?
Well, they “think” it will help them in recruiting. Yep, that’s right, they “think”. Because every kid also “thinks” the NA3HL is a direct path to the NAHL. Hey, I am all for supporting a working theory. But then again there aint a lot of theories in junior hockey that work.
“Thinking” about that theory, I just decided to do a little testing of it. Seems to me that in this years NAHL draft, one NA3HL player was selected, and in last years draft only three were selected the year before. Oh well so much for that theory eh kids? Maybe the WSHL should tell the NA3HL teams how to do it since they had more players drafted to the NAHL?
But hey, its a Friday and I got a few patients on life support I am trying to run over, ooooops I mean run down, ummmm I mean follow up with. Yep that sounds good.
Oh snap, before I go, just wanted to let you all know I ran into my first hate email. Yep, someone thinks I am doing the game a disservice by keeping players and parents informed of the truth. Can you believe someone wouldn’t want all you good folks educated on the bad teams or practices? Shocking I know.
Anyway, have a great weekend kids.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.