With the Columbus Day holiday and big area tournaments about to start, it is time to look at some of the early standout performers from the 2006 birth year.
As we are still working our way through the teams and rinks, the players listed here are the ones we have had live viewings of. As the 2021-22 fall hockey season progresses, we will see more teams and periodically provide updates on the various birth years.
As always, we call it like we see it. Strong performances in viewed games may or may not be indicative of a bigger, season-long trend, but is a reflection of firsthand observations that are more than one, but still relatively limited in number given the timeline.
This piece analyzes the early action and is meant to raise the profile of these individuals. It is not the definitive accounting or final word on their season or an indictment of players who do not appear here.