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NCAA Eligibility

2017

The Prep School Option

  With the emergence of Shattuck-St Mary’s over a decade ago as arguably the best hockey development program in North America, almost everyone knows that the prep school option is out there. Too many hockey families, however, dismiss the option…

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2017

College hockey’s impact on NHL continues to grow

  by Mike G. Morreale / NHL.com, June 25th, 2015     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — There’s an underlying theme to college hockey players becoming a more attractive option in recent years for NHL scouts and general managers. New Jersey…

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2016

But What Do The Numbers Really Say About The Educational Benefits?

  By David MacDonald A couple of years ago during the Memorial Cup Series…., I heard a very interesting comment that made me think and do a bit of research, at that time….. and it is a very important bit…

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2016

21-Year Old Rule

  It is getting to that time year when many hockey players make serious errors that can limit their future options for playing NCAA college hockey. One of the mistakes that many players. who are finishing up their last  year…

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2016

Family Advisors: What you don’t know can hurt you

This is an article that originally appeared in a 2011 issue of our newsletter, and I am often asked about some of the points raised by attorney, David Bradley Olsen, in his excellent article. In many instances, players and families…

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2016

NCAA – Family Advisor vs. Agent

by Hans Disch   There is still a lot of confusion when it comes to the terms Family Advisor and Agent. Why the different names when they are essentially providing the same type of services? The term Family Advisor is…

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2016

Student-Athletes Must Know NCAA Rules for Agents, Advisors

  by Dan Fitzgerald I recently came across an excellent article by David Bradley Olsen, an attorney in Minnesota, concerning NCAA rules governing “family advisors.”  The article, entitled Family advisors: What you don’t know can hurt you, is published on…

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2016

Making the Jump From Juniors

By David Freed, HARVARD UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STAFF WRITER 0 Sophomore Tyler Moy made strides in his second season with the men’s ice hockey team, scoring 12 goals while notching 15 assists. Photo by Dominic C. Glover   In a season…

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2016

NCAA vs. major junior: big choices face teenaged talent early

By: Ryan Kennedy Detroit’s Brendan Smith hails from Toronto but played NCAA hockey (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News Both circuits are great at producing NHL talent, but they are also in direct competition for…

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2016

Want to play NCAA hockey? Make sure you know the eligibility rules

By: Ryan Kennedy  Connor Gaarder of Univeristy of North Dakota celebrates a goal at the Frozen Four. (Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)   It takes a lot of work to become an NCAA hockey player and because of the organization’s strict…

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