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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UPDATE: We have labeled the Poll choices if they were part of the first *DITRY DOZEN or if they were a popular enough choice to be a *PEOPLE’S CHOICE write-in choice.
Is it one of our #DITRyDozen or is it one of the current leading scorers or save leaders? See our first statical rankings @ #DITRyLists Ver. 1 and vote at the poll below on who you think is the BEST PROSPECT IN NE PREP @ this moment.
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.
Only days left in the Best Prep Hockey Player in New England Poll, here is how the leaders did this week so far……#vote @ ditrguide.com.
Zack Tsekos @ St Mark’s is leading and did nothing to diminish that with 7 assists this week already in a big 5-1 win over Brooks and 5-2 win over St. Georges. Teammate Peter Housakos also had 7 points in those 2 wins #hesagiver
Frederic Gregoire @ St Georges got nicked up in the 5-2 loss vs. Rivers and could not play in the 5-2 loss to #Eberhart rival St. Marks. Too bad the Dragons were having a great year and were challenging the top teams in the division #toughtiming
Tim Birarelli @ Loomis Chaffee just keeps doing what he does best, stopping rubber, as he was a perfect 25-25 in shots-saves building on his incredible .940 save % while the Pelicans march towards an Elite 8 birth in what was supposed to be a slightly down year for them.
Patrick Harper @ Avon Old Farms has been garnering votes recently and frankly was many coaches odds on favorite to win this poll. But with AOF being the juggernaut they are and being the only team with 2 players on the poll (Jamie Armstrong, next on the poll) is this a vote of the people or just a vote for the player that is most vital to their teams success? We will find out in a few days.