Athletic scholarships are not easy to come by. In fact, less than 2 percent of high school student-athletes are extended an athletic scholarship offer. Across NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, and Junior Colleges, there are less than 200,000 scholarships available (Division III schools provide academic aid instead of athletic scholarships).
While receiving an athletic scholarship can be difficult, there are a few sports that increase your chances of receiving one, and among those is ice hockey.
There are 35,210 high school ice hockey players and 3,687 who play in college. This means 10.5 percent of high school players can compete at the college level. There are 163 varsity men’s ice hockey programs across all divisions including 60 Division I teams.
Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and New England are the most sought-after states for hockey recruits. If you’re not from any of those areas, you’ll have to put in more effort to get on a coach’s radar.
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