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What is College Hockey Inc.? • Funded by NHL and USA Hockey • Education and advocacy group • Represent all 59 Division I Programs
Our Mission • Educate players about available career paths • Promote benefits of playing college hockey • Serve as resource for players and families
A ClearPath To The NHL Jack Johnson Michigan Jonathan Toews North Dakota Ryan Miller Michigan State More than 30% of NHL is comprised of NCAA Players!
A ClearPath To The NHL 48% growth over the last eight years!
Benefits of College Hockey • Schedule enhances player development • Possibility to attend top schools • Great Resources • Earn a degree • College Experience • Alumni
Schedule Enhance Player Development • 40 - 50 Games • 3 - 4 practices a week • There is time for … • - Strength training • - Skill development • - Academics • - Social life
Developmental Timetable • You are in control • Longer time to develop • Guys are “ready” at different times Brian Gionta Boston College – 4 years Jimmy Howard Maine – 3 years Martin St. Louis Vermont – 4 years
Attend Great Schools Yale University University of Wisconsin Cornell University Boston University University of Denver University of New Hampshire
A College Degree • The best of both worlds • - Pursue an education • - Develop as a player • 88% of college players earn a degree • 20% of major junior players earn a degree
The College Experience • “Best four years of your life” • - Academically • - Personally • - Socially • Friendships that last a lifetime • - Athletically • - Business • - Personal
The Alumni Network • Great resource • Opens doors to other opportunities • Not what you know, but who you know
Eligibility Questions • CHL -comprised of the OHL,WHL, QMJHL -NCAA considers it a professional league • 48 hour rule -you may participate in a scrimmage -must cover own expenses after 48 hours
Eligibility Questions • Recruiting -no contact until 1/1 during grade 10 -you may contact colleges at any time • Family Advisor -can be a valuable resource -compensate advisor for value of services
Eligibility Questions • Please use us as a resource! www.collegehockeyinc.com
Different Levels of College Hockey • Division I • - 59 Teams : Athletic Scholarships • Division II • - 4 Teams : No Athletic Scholarships • Division III • - 74 Teams : No Athletic Scholarships • Club Hockey / ACHA • - 396 Teams : No Athletic Scholarships
Where To Play PriorTo College? • In America • USHL • NAHL • USPHL • Prep school • In Canada • AJHL • BCHL • OJHL • Prep school
Play It Smart - Play College Hockey • 15 players under age of 20 in the NHL • Average age of first year player is 22.7
Play It Smart - Play College Hockey • 5,400 players have played one game • Only 5-8% of elite players will make it • Average career is less than 5 years • Education is very important!
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