having coached at both levels, the skill diffrenece btwn Novice and Atom is significant for sure, the kids are stronger and can skate, handle the puck and shoot better. i have had "big" kids as well on my teams and the did excel in the younger years but really saw a leveling out in atom as the others caught up.
the novice stats you posted are good, but depending on how your local leauge evaluates Atom aged kids, dont be surprised if his totals dont translate into Atom. Novice teams can be filled with first time skaters and kids just out to have fun (as hockey should be) and not necissarily to pile up points.
the 3 on 3 stats are goos as well, but we all know from playing pond hockey the end to end rushes are very easy, and Novice gaolies arent exactly "mobile"
dont get me wrong here, i didnt post here to crush dreams, just keep your hopes in check. i hope your nephew has a great season and has fun playing the game we all love.
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