Making the NHL

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  1. CANUCKS

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    Im not sure which forum this goes into but I have a question.

    Say your a 14 year old that wishes to make the WHL or something so u have a chance of being drafted, and you think u can do it, what steps are there to get that achievement

    playing minor hockey...what are other steps? to get closer to this goal.
     
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    Bear of Bad News HFBoards Escape Goat

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    Sorry. I don't know the answer. I didn't think that, if I didn't know the answer, you wanted me to respond anyhow.
     
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    Forget the WHL. Play in the BCHL and get a scholarship to the NCAA. You'll get scouted and a quality education.
     
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    if you're 14 on not on the road yet... it's probably too late. Unless of course you're 14 and 6'1" with a 90mph slapshot :)
     
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    work your *** off
     
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    QFT
     
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    how do i get into the BCHL..i live in Surrey and we have a team here the Surrey Eagles. Im just confused about the whole thing..of course i think the earliest age u can enter the BCHL is 16, im not sure.
    still have plently of time to practise..2 years?

    im pretty tall, and been playing hockey since i was 5, and i think can rip a nice shot or i need a little practise, i love hockey and my dream is playing in the NHL and I think i can do it.
     
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    Being 14 and not being on the "road" yet doesn't mean you don't have a chance. But of course at 14 your window becomes smaller. At your age your best best is to try out for a Midget Major team, even if your the worst player on the Midget Major team you will still get drafted by a Junior B team, and just take it from there. The other option is to try to walk on a college team.
     
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    When I was 16 I played in a tournament called the Alberta Cup. It is a tourney for the top 160 or so 16 yr olds in Alberta. At that tourney we were told that at that point we had a 1 in 6000 shot of playing a shift in the NHL. Needless to say, the odds weren't kind to me.
     
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