Now we get to the skaters (forwards & defense). We are doing something different this year. Say we added some more facets (sorry bad pun).
In the past, we only rated players by their DITRP which measures them as a total prospect, which took in factors like age, the strength of the team, amount of saves, and other factors. We had some people that challenged that while once kid may be a better long-term project, they may not be better right now analytically at this moment, so how do you measure that? Well, we introduce DITRW, weighting that is independent of age factors, to measure that.
Let’s look at this year by example. While there are several incredible prospects in NE Prep hockey, there might not be a better defenseman prospect than Jack Rathbone of Dexter (Harvard) or a better forward prospect than John Farinacci of Dexter (Harvard). But it is a legit argument that they were not the best forwards or defense in NE Prep last year, that could probably go to players such as Matthew Fawcett of Winchendon (Quinnipiac) or Matthew Guerra of Cushing (Bentley) as forwards or Patrick Lavin of Worcester Academy or Jayson Dobay of Thayer (UMass) as defensemen who lead their teams to great success last year. So we should recognize those achievements as well.
Why penalize a player for mere age, especially since the NCAA D1 & D3 programs average in the 20’s for freshmen? We heard you and will rank both age-related prospect analytic lists as well as those independent of those factors.
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What started as a concept to keep the Northeast Hockey Talent in the Northeast where more than 1/2 of the NCAA teams reside, ECAC, Hockey East & the Atlantic Hockey Conference conferences to name a few, has done a fairly good job of keeping local talent close.
Not getting the USA Hockey blessing on their financial model was a negative blow to truly calling themselves Tier 2 but nothing strong programs the likes of the Jr. Bruins, Islanders Hockey, NJ Hitmen & South Shore Kings cannot survive (and thrive).
While it is good bar talk on how the NAHL and the NCDC compare overall (I still think the NAHL is deeper in the talent pool and with 3 East teams being strong this year (NJ Titans, NE Generals and undefeated Philadelphia Rebels) it remains to be seen how the two leagues co-exist.
DITRyDozen+2 goalies are below.
The rest of the rankings are available at the links below but please vote on our poll below as well.
First Amateur Junior Player rankings of the year will be in the NAHL were after this weekends games we should have a good sample to make an early season analysis of the players. Top 100F/50D/ 25G will be available for subscribers.
Followed soon by NCDC, WSHL, BCHL, and of course USHL to name a few.
Then we will hit the Tier III, with the NA3PL, USPHL & EHL to name a few.
Then our partnership with MyHockeyRankings kicks in for the National Player rankings for HS/Prep school.
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DITR Hockey lets the stats tell the story and the rest is up to the scouts and coaches (we call them DITRy Players).
Since this is just a “slice” of the player’s 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.
We help find players that might be slightly off-radar, #DITRHockey tries to help these #DITRyPlayers get on the radar.