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Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

We'd all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it's still viable.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

Anon
We'd all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it's still viable.
No doubt that the scouts are still here especially the local ones. But what about the Ohio’s the Minnesotas? Also 30 teams doesn’t mean quality and although Nepean is still coming look who is not there. eagles, belle tire, Chicago mission, flyers, wizards, whitecaps, Stoney creek, Cesar’s.

That’s 6 of last year’s top 10 including the top 3 being in PA not in MA. NAHA will still be a decent tourney but not the undisputed number 1 anymore.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

anon
Anon
We\'d all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it\'s still viable.
No doubt that the scouts are still here especially the local ones. But what about the Ohio’s the Minnesotas? Also 30 teams doesn’t mean quality and although Nepean is still coming look who is not there. eagles, belle tire, Chicago mission, flyers, wizards, whitecaps, Stoney creek, Cesar’s.

That’s 6 of last year’s top 10 including the top 3 being in PA not in MA. NAHA will still be a decent tourney but not the undisputed number 1 anymore.
Pittsburgh clearly has taken over.
14s - 7 of the top 10 mhr teams
16s -8 of the top 10
19s - 6 of the top 10.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

anon
anon
Anon
We\\\'d all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it\\\'s still viable.
No doubt that the scouts are still here especially the local ones. But what about the Ohio’s the Minnesotas? Also 30 teams doesn’t mean quality and although Nepean is still coming look who is not there. eagles, belle tire, Chicago mission, flyers, wizards, whitecaps, Stoney creek, Cesar’s.

That’s 6 of last year’s top 10 including the top 3 being in PA not in MA. NAHA will still be a decent tourney but not the undisputed number 1 anymore.
Pittsburgh clearly has taken over.
14s - 7 of the top 10 mhr teams
16s -8 of the top 10
19s - 6 of the top 10.
Thanks for making my point.
As far as the presence of scouts is concerned - NAHA is still feeding off its re****tion, my guess is that the presence decreases in the next years and NAHA will be heavy D3 scouting going forward.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

anon
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Anon
We\\\\\\\'d all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it\\\\\\\'s still viable.
No doubt that the scouts are still here especially the local ones. But what about the Ohio’s the Minnesotas? Also 30 teams doesn’t mean quality and although Nepean is still coming look who is not there. eagles, belle tire, Chicago mission, flyers, wizards, whitecaps, Stoney creek, Cesar’s.

That’s 6 of last year’s top 10 including the top 3 being in PA not in MA. NAHA will still be a decent tourney but not the undisputed number 1 anymore.
Pittsburgh clearly has taken over.
14s - 7 of the top 10 mhr teams
16s -8 of the top 10
19s - 6 of the top 10.
Thanks for making my point.
As far as the presence of scouts is concerned - NAHA is still feeding off its re****tion, my guess is that the presence decreases in the next years and NAHA will be heavy D3 scouting going forward.
But what about Dawg Days of Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

anon
Anon
We\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s still viable.
No doubt that the scouts are still here especially the local ones. But what about the Ohio’s the Minnesotas? Also 30 teams doesn’t mean quality and although Nepean is still coming look who is not there. eagles, belle tire, Chicago mission, flyers, wizards, whitecaps, Stoney creek, Cesar’s.

That’s 6 of last year’s top 10 including the top 3 being in PA not in MA. NAHA will still be a decent tourney but not the undisputed number 1 anymore.
Winny Brown had her Jr Whitecaps teams there (black and white - those teams play relentless hockey). Schools are sending coaches to both tournaments - Ohio State might have skipped, but St. Thomas, St. Cloud State, Duluth, MN State, Penn State and Northeastern were all at a game at Babson I watched. On the list supposedly attending were also Bemidji, University of Minnesota and most of your Hockey East and ECAC schools. D3 was well represented with Middlebury, Plattsburgh, Nazareth, Oswego and many others in the rinks. Stanstead won the U19 division which was very competitive and pulled in a few Canadian teams. One thing working against NAHA is the rink distances - having to travel out to Worcester to play is a mistake. Holy Cross has a beautiful facility, but it is the one rink that was an outlier in terms of distance from the other rinks. It will be interesting to see how the tournament evolves.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

Anon
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Anon
We\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d all like to be in Burlington this weekend watching hockey and drinking craft brews, but it is far from over.

There are 30, U19 teams playing. This morning for a 7:10am puck drop at BSI there were at least 15 scouts watching on the glass and more upstairs watching the game (both D1 & D3).

Will miss the trip to Burlington, but it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s still viable.
No doubt that the scouts are still here especially the local ones. But what about the Ohio’s the Minnesotas? Also 30 teams doesn’t mean quality and although Nepean is still coming look who is not there. eagles, belle tire, Chicago mission, flyers, wizards, whitecaps, Stoney creek, Cesar’s.

That’s 6 of last year’s top 10 including the top 3 being in PA not in MA. NAHA will still be a decent tourney but not the undisputed number 1 anymore.
Winny Brown had her Jr Whitecaps teams there (black and white - those teams play relentless hockey). Schools are sending coaches to both tournaments - Ohio State might have skipped, but St. Thomas, St. Cloud State, Duluth, MN State, Penn State and Northeastern were all at a game at Babson I watched. On the list supposedly attending were also Bemidji, University of Minnesota and most of your Hockey East and ECAC schools. D3 was well represented with Middlebury, Plattsburgh, Nazareth, Oswego and many others in the rinks. Stanstead won the U19 division which was very competitive and pulled in a few Canadian teams. One thing working against NAHA is the rink distances - having to travel out to Worcester to play is a mistake. Holy Cross has a beautiful facility, but it is the one rink that was an outlier in terms of distance from the other rinks. It will be interesting to see how the tournament evolves.
You can say whatever you want and I dont know who had more scouts but the better teams were in Pittsburgh. You tell me:

Pittsburgh: MN - JRs/Green/White, Caesars, Philly, Mission, Wizards, BK selects, BJE, Stoney, Kingston, Barracudas, Belle, Penguins, Waterloo, MFF, Mad Caps, Anaheim, CYA, Alaska .....

NAHA: Syracuse, Mn Jr x 2, Neapean, Polar Bears, Colonials, Spits, Stanstead, Ironbound, Titans, TI, Northwood, Vipers, AZ, Blues, Ottawa, Islanders, Rome, MJA, Valley Jr, Pride........

7 of the top 10 tier 1 U19 from last years rankings were in Pitt.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

Sorry- have to disagree here. Who wants to travel to Pittsburgh or Burlington VT over Labor Day weekend. Much better to host it in Massachusetts- closer proximity for coaches and more importantly, the players....many of whom go to prep school and also have to play fall sports. Enabled them to play both this past weekend.

Re: RIP NAHA Labor Day

anon
Sorry- have to disagree here. Who wants to travel to Pittsburgh or Burlington VT over Labor Day weekend. Much better to host it in Massachusetts- closer proximity for coaches and more importantly, the players....many of whom go to prep school and also have to play fall sports. Enabled them to play both this past weekend.
Not sure you know what you are talking about. NAHA used to be the no. 1 girls tournament in the US. There was no other tournament in the US that came even close. Parti****tion was by invite only. Stoney Creek is the weekend after Labor Day and is the probably the no 1 tournament in Canada.

Of course it is more convenient for MA team and MA D1 scouts to play in MA. But that's not true for all the other teams that traditionally were at NAHA. Mission, Little Cesars, Stoney Creek, Honeybaked, BK Selects, Philly Jr Flyers and multiple other are obviously not in MA. The school sport is a non-issue - every good hockey prep school makes an exception for Labor Day and no prep school has competition yet. We have done it multiple times in prep and it was never an issue to parti****te. Having said that, scouts and top teams are not making a convenience based decision. They go where the talent is. and although some really good teams were at NAHA - Stansted, Nepean, Whitecaps & Polar Bears - most of the top team were in PA.

Look at U19: Out of 25 registered teams there were maybe 4 truly outstanding teams and none of them from MA. even less in the U16 division.

The fact that Lovell has teams at NAHA tells you everything you need to know.