Welcome to Your College Hockey Recruiting Events and Dates to Remember section. There are many dates to remember, tasks to complete and deadlines to meet. I have put together the most important dates and events so you will have one simple place to go for your updates. I will be updating this page regularly so you can mark your calendars and prevent these important events and dates from falling through cracks because of your busy schedule.
When you make your first contact with a coach, one of the initial things you will be asked is whether you have written your SAT's and/or ACT's. Mark these dates in your calendar.
The next important event involves enrolling in the eligibility center.
Early signing of NLI - November 9 to 16
Signing NLI - April 11 to August 1
Complete FAFSA paperwork
Conference Playoffs - TBA
NCAA Tournament - TBA
Contact from coaches - Division 1 Men's Hockey first contact by coaches - January 1 of sophomore year (Grade 10)
Pro signings - Keep a watch on the pro signings of players from the schools you are considering. A pro signing means a roster spot may open up for you.
Tournaments - are a great opportunity to see several NCAA teams in one weekend. Book some tickets for one of the following tournaments listed to see some excellent hockey while you continue your college hockey recruiting research.
Showcase Tourneys -
These tourneys are an excellent way for you to display your skills both on and off the ice to a large number of NCAA coaches and get on their radar.
August 10 and 11, 2013 - The first ever Ontario Summer Select Showcase will be held this year in Cornwall, Ontario. It is a two day event on August 10 and 11, 2013 at the Benson Complex. Scouts from NCAA, CHL, and NHL will be present to see the top U19 Junior A players from the CCHL, NOJHL and OJHL.
Book your unofficial campus visit
Spring is a good time for non prospects to meet. The season has finished and you will be able to receive more focused time with the Coach
Prospect Games -
Being chosen for a Prospect Game is an excellent way to gain another opportunity to show your talents to NCAA scouts and coaches
Book your official campus visit
Prepare/update your profile/video/resume.
Always have this information close at hand. You never know when you will meet a coach unexpectedly. A coach will be extremely impressed if you can produce this information during a chance encounter. It might just be your chance to get onto his radar.