Posted May 10, 2020:
If the NCAA doesn’t come calling, the ACHA is a great secondary option for college hockey players.
When one thinks about American college hockey, the NCAA immediately comes to mind. This is with good reason, too, as many players who have excelled in their numerous programs have gone on to successful NHL careers. Even some from Division III schools are starting to find their footing professionally, whether in the NHL or in lower leagues. It allows players the opportunity to further their education while awaiting entry-level contracts, whether after being drafted or as a free agent, and it is a viable option for both North Americans and international players alike.
This begs some questions: What about players who want the college experience but have not committed to the NCAA?