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Re: Myhockeyrankings.com

anon
Since this is a girls thread I will say this. The one issue I have with MHR is the MN teams. The tier 1 teams (really geographic all star teams)start their season in September and end it the 3rd week of October. They don't play again after that until Nationals. My biggest issue is many of them don't travel to any big tournaments. They host one tournament at 14 and 16 u and you do get some some crossover there but once the 3rd week of October rolls around wherever those MN teams are in the rankings they are staying. Look at the MN tournament and i think there was one East Coast team that went. Other teams will play the rest of the year and you can not move past those teams as they aren't playing anymore.
As someone already mentioned above the reason for MHR was a simple tool to schedule competitive teams with each other. It has morphed into a different animal. Head to any tier 1 tournament and the parents will be talking about how much you have to beat a team by to keep your ranking as opposed to lets go play a hockey game. Everyone can do the algorithm in their head by looking at the rankings. Should a coach really be in the locker telling a team they have to win by 4 or 5 or they will drop?

What you are describing above is completely different and has been complained about for years. Different areas of the country use different models. You are correct with the girls MN teams. Those Giants and Lakers are just high school all-star teams from the area the girls play in. The tryout in the Fall and start in the Summer and play until October and then move to their High School and get back together for Nationals. There was a time they we not allowed to play at Nationals because of their model. You are correct that they dont travel outside of MN much. We all know the East model of a split season and off to prep and back for States and Nationals or at 16/19 earlier States and hopefully Nationals. Then you have the West and Midwest who are true full season teams starting in September and playing together until March. They will play 70 games and countless tournaments. Many complain that their model isnt fair as they play far more games. Finally you now have the academy model allowed to play States and Nationals (SSM, BK, NAHA) who also play 70+ games and numerous tournaments. At the end of the day they all are trying to get to Nationals and MHR will play a role in that for the at large teams.

Re: Myhockeyrankings.com

EHF and E9 do play each others in tournaments. Which is where the ranking are helpful. Like anything else there are flaws and anomalies but as more data is compiled it becomes pretty accuracy. While there are benefits to having the rankings there are also some negative things it creates.

Re: Myhockeyrankings.com

Do Tournament results get entered at some point or is that on someone to report them?

Re: Myhockeyrankings.com

from what i've heard tournaments are counted in. I dont know who enters that info or when.

Re: Myhockeyrankings.com

anon
from what i've heard tournaments are counted in. I dont know who enters that info or when.
General rule is the winning team enters the score or home team if a tie.

Re: Myhockeyrankings.com

anon
Do Tournament results get entered at some point or is that on someone to report them?
Anyone can enter a score. Log in as a guest and fill in the info