Troy Loney wrote:Gotcha. one of my best friends captained the bethel team to a couple of state championships. he played on the junior penguins and some other travel teams. he turned down a couple of scholarships to just go play on the PSU booster team or whatever that is.
he would say the best player on the bethel team was this one defenseman that ended up at mercyhurst...and I think had a short ECHL stint.
But he also used to play with Ryan Malone and he said that Malone was basically only on the premier teams cause of his dad. He eventually got sent off to expensive clinics where he evidently got good. I know that sort of supports what people are saying, but Malone also grew about a foot or so in that span.
Sounds like you would be referring to Denis Kirstein.http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=77740
Troy Loney wrote:I think you guys are underestimating how many kids go through all the requisite training who fail and never amount to anything aside from a partial scholarship to some small school somewhere.
Assuming it still exists:
What are the chances of the best player from the SHIHL (in any given year) even making it to the ECHL?
Pretty low, I would think.
Its the PIHL now, and yea, the chances are pretty low. With about 12 years of amateur hockey and 4 years of high school hockey I can think of about two dozen guys that I played with or against that went on to a legitimate next level (not D-3 college or "professional" leagues like MVHL). That's really not many at all.