At a recent showcase in Reykjavik, Iceland, Vermont head coach Rob Dow estimates there were nearly 40 Division 1 men’s coaches in attendance.
That might not seem like many, but Dow said such widespread interest in Icelandic players might not have occurred a few years back. And he’d know well, since the Catamounts have five players from the Nordic island on their roster.
“It’s no longer a secret,” Dow said. “We’ll always have them, but it’s been harder for us because now everyone is over there.”