Many college and prep school coaches, NHL agents and USA Hockey scouts converged over the weekend on The Rinks at Exeter (N.H.), for the 2019 Seacoast Performance Academy U14 Invitational.
Boston Advantage, Mid Fairfield, North Jersey Avalanche, Shattuck-St. Mary’s and South Shore Kings joined the hosts, Seacoast Spartans in a six-team showcase.
The top team was unquestionably Shattuck-St. Mary’s, a hockey-centric prep school located in Faribault, Minn. The alumni list is impressive, headlined by Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby.
Boston Advantage and South Shore Kings were both missing a couple of players who are competing for their local high school or prep school teams currently. Still, the teams were very good for this level.