GHP 020: How To Find Your Way w/ UMass Amherst Associate Head Coach Jared DeMichiel Part 3 of 3

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Today's guest

Jared DeMichiel

In today’s episode I’m joined by the Associate Head Coach of the Umass Amherst Men’s Ice Hockey Program, Jared DeMichiel. 

We talk about what the hardest part about transitioning to the USHL was from prep hockey, and how kids can get exposure to more NCAA colleges. Dive deep into His league championships and accolades at RIT, and the one thing he wishes he could change if he could go back before he went pro. And discuss the biggest skill young goaltenders can work on that will transition well to d1 hockey.

Show Highlights

  • We discuss whether he thinks his private school experience was good or bad for his development
  • He describes the process he went through to get an opportunity at the next level
  • What was the hardest part about transitioning from prep all the way to tier 1 junior in the USHL
  • We chat about how he got on RIT‘s radar and managed to get recruited by them
  • How kids can get more exposure to NCAA colleges
  • What was the hardest part about transitioning to college from junior hockey
  • We talk about his league championships and accolades at RIT
  • The growth he experienced from his first year to his junior year
  • What contributed to his success in winning a championship
  • The one thing he wishes he could change if he could go back before he went pro in the AHL
  • What younger goalies should look out for before going pro
  • What the main differences are between division 1 and division 3 goalies
  • Who he recommends should go d1 versus d3
  • His time working with St. Lawrence University and Umass Amherst 
  • What some characteristics he looks for in goaltenders that will transition well to college hockey
  • A key element in young goaltender’s development that they should be focusing on
  • The biggest skill young goalies can work on that will transition well to d1 hockey

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