****Please note there was a revision to the formula to include the PPG to diminish the weighting of team****
Please note, statistical analysis is defined as “statistical analysis involves collecting and scrutinizing every single data sample in a set of items from which samples can be drawn”. The goal of statistical analysis is to identify trends, sometimes from small sample sizes, the smaller the sample the size the bigger the chance of abnormalities. It is a tool. So please note there may be places were coaches / scouts / advisors / players and of course parents will not agree with these analysis pages….the stats are of course offensively weighted….BUT, as the saying goes, the stats don’t lie. While there will be players that are undoubtedly more “acclaimed” that others on the list, the combination of statistics that are weighted by strength of team, schedule, position weight, birth year is a good predictor of our scale which is the DITR rankings.
Does this mean a highly DITR ranked ’99 is better than a ’96 right now? No. It means that when that ’99 reaches that same age as the ’96 they are PROJECTED to be better, BASED on the statistics from the season. Not all commitments are updated because this was done this summer originally, we will update the commitments as they happen.
DITR does it best to let the stats tell the story and the rest is up to the scouts and coaches. Since this is just a “slice” of the players stats for the year, they are subject to statistical anomalies because of the small sample and accuracy of reporting of the statistics. But all statistics tell a story and the analysis is an attempt to reconfirm the players we know are premier and allow the scouts and coaches to find the “Diamonds In The Rough” (DITR) that might make their recruiting year complete and help find players that might be slightly off-radar. DITR Guide Services try to help these DITR players get on radar and help them with the process to find opportunities if the families are interested.
MASS Midget 2013 Ratings
….with the Mass Midget Select playing the last games of the season this weekend we are going to re-release the MASS Midgets 2013 DITR rankings (based on the Mass Midgets stats). Soon after the 2014 stats become final, we will post those rankings as well.
Greater New England Prep School 2013-2014 Ratings
….with the Prep School season just around the corner, we are re-releasing the rankings from last year to give the scouts and coaches the “heads up” on who might be worth taking a look at that might be ready for that “jump” or might be slightly off radar. We give more confirmation on the players that everyone is watching AND those DITR players to help in the recruiting conversations.
Minnesota High School 2013-2014 Ratings
…..we are diligently working on last years season’s ratings but it is a massive job, with the amount of players, teams and rich statistical availability of the information, the analysis will be more comprehensive with DITRPIG (Presence In Game) analysis on top of the traditional DITR analysis. We look to release by the weekend of Nov.7th – 9th, just in time for the MA and New England Midget Nationals qualifying weekend to give you plenty to look at while you are sitting all weekend in the rinks watching great midget hockey.
LOOK for DITR to have an exciting announcement or two in the following weeks as well…..
Follow the tourney scores @ECCTournaments on twitter, I am taking license with their posts on the recaps, but I am sure the
First of all, talent level overall was very good, and attendance of the prep coaches was a little light in Lawrence Academy were I was but saw people form USHR, Taft, Lawrence, Sacred Heart University to name a few. There will be a lot of bouncing between Beantown and this tourney for Prep Coaches.
#9 BC Eagles 3 over #18 Mercer Chiefs 1 – Eagles continue to play well, after making it to the finals at the EHF Tournament by beating the #8 SS Kings a few weeks (losing in finals to #4 MidFairfield Rangers). Chiefs keep it close.
#6 NJ Colonials 5 over #70 Buffalo Regals 0. John Farinacci puts on a show with a 3-1-4 line in the game for the Colonials.
#8 SS Kings 4 over #3 CT Wolfpack 3. Conor Lovett scores 2 as a severely depleted bench for the Kings (2 healthy D, missing a forward) squeak out the win in the last minutes against a scrappy Wolfpack team.
#1 Minuteman Flames 11 over #29 EC Wizards 0. The question if the E9 teams can play with the EHF Elite has one big statement in that conversation. #1 team shows why they are #1.
#13 Boston Bandits 3 over #28 TPH Thunder 2. Many close good games already. EHF Elite continue dominance at the tourney. Tough Bandits will the win.
More on Day 2
The rest of scores you can get on the @ECCTournaments or www.EastCoastClassicTournaments.com
The 4th annual Prep Cup tournament taking place this weekend at Lawrence Academy, Cushing Academy, Winchendon, and Groton School. I believe this is our strongest field yet as we will host 24 (2001) and 15 (2000) teams. I have attached the schedule and rosters, they will also be provided at the event.
The 2001 division features the nations number 1 team according to myhockeyrankings.com in the Minutemen Flames and also Mid Fairfield (4), NJ Colonials (6) South Shore Kings (8), Boston Jr Eagles (9) Boston Bandits (13) Team Maryland (17) Mercer Chiefs (18) Suffolk Pal (20) Middlesex Islanders (21) TPH Thunders (28) East Coast Wizards (29) CT Wolfpack (30) all in the nations top 30 teams.
The 2000 Division features most of the region’s top teams including Boston Jr Terriers (14), Middlesex Islanders (17), Top Gun (28), Boston Bandits (29) East Coast Wizards (32)
All the teams that have come to the tournament have come with the plan to learn more about prep school and to be seen by Prep School teams. The teams are listed below by state. Rosters will be at the event.
The goal of this event is to promote prep school and get more players for your programs, your attendance will only help get these players to your schools.