MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — It's not always ideal to judge players off of tryouts like the Mass. Hockey Festival. Some prospects show well in tryouts, while others don't.
That's the nature of the game.
The good news is that this past weekend was a great chance to get more looks at some of the best Massachusetts-born players from the 2007 birth year. Many of these players had solid prep, high school or academy seasons, but just how much they developed over the winter was on full display at New England Sports Center this weekend.
Just like in the '08 standouts story, I didn't see enough of the goalies to give a real analysis of them. Apologies for being the bearer of bad news.
While 40 players made it to next weekend, these 12 prospects caught my attention for various reasons.
Let's dive in.