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Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
anon
No one is complaining that kids leave to play in the USHL. Simply validating the quality of the players. Kids from publics leave and are successful at very level....as do kids that leave the local catholic conference teams. When you're playing in the best junior league in the US as a SR in HS and are lighting it up you can compete on and against any team in the US or Canada.... USHL, OHL, QMJHL, HS, Prep, Private, Public....Maybe we should complete about the football and basketball programs exploiting Metco....I mean how can one possibly compete against schools that draw the best athletes around from the inner city....blow it out your arse. If you're a coach worth anything you play against the best and try to develop your kids on to the next level whatever that may be.....you don't go around boo hooing it that we can't compete. That's whats wrong with the people today....they ***** and moan instead of buckling up and taking it head on.


That's the problem, the coaches know they don't have the personnel and don't even bother trying to compete. Hingham makes the Super 8 and the coaches did absolutely no preparation to play PF. Instead they turned their practices into a circus by inviting half of the JV team the 2 weeks before and during the Super 8!! They got destroyed in the first game when their goalie had an uncharacteristically bad game and the only reason they did as well as they did in the second was that he stood on his head like he did the rest of the season. If they're not even going to try to compete they shouldn't even be invited. [How they did get invited is beyond me--in 7 games versus the Catholic Super 8 teams this year, Hingham was outscored 26-2!] The point is the good kids leave because high school hockey is just a quick stop between town hockey and beer league, which is fine, but anybody who thinks that public is "good hockey" is delusional.


Public and Catholic Tournaments - Division 1 Public - Division 2 Public and Division 1 Catholic & Division 2 Catholic.

Once completed Winners from public play winners of catholic. Then pick an All Star team from each to play each other. Make a weekend out of it.

If it turns out to be lopsided than make the necessary changes. Would definitely be a draw at the gate MIAA!!

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

. [How they did get invited is beyond me--in 7 games versus the Catholic Super 8 teams this year, Hingham was outscored 26-2!]

Everyone knows why they were invited, it was a make-up call for the committee screwing-up the voting from the year before. And that team saved those coaches jobs for another five years. They get some pretty good players delivered to them via all of the local programs and still struggle with what to do with them.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
. [How they did get invited is beyond me--in 7 games versus the Catholic Super 8 teams this year, Hingham was outscored 26-2!]

Everyone knows why they were invited, it was a make-up call for the committee screwing-up the voting from the year before. And that team saved those coaches jobs for another five years. They get some pretty good players delivered to them via all of the local programs and still struggle with what to do with them.


Well put. Last year they only lost 19-8 cumulatively. Still didn't beat any Super 8 Catholics but at least they put the puck in the net a few more times.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

Better team, better players the year before and the make-up call putting them in the Super 8 was silly. They should play every year to win the D-1 and forget about playing regional all-star teams (i.e. C.C. Schools)

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
Better team, better players the year before and the make-up call putting them in the Super 8 was silly. They should play every year to win the D-1 and forget about playing regional all-star teams (i.e. C.C. Schools)


No doubt. Even with last year's team the Super 8 result would likely have been the same--public should just stick to D-1 and leave Super 8 to the Big Boys!

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
anon
Better team, better players the year before and the make-up call putting them in the Super 8 was silly. They should play every year to win the D-1 and forget about playing regional all-star teams (i.e. C.C. Schools)


No doubt. Even with last year's team the Super 8 result would likely have been the same--public should just stick to D-1 and leave Super 8 to the Big Boys!


I think the MIAA needs to recognize this and make the changes Catholic Div 1& 2. Public Div 1&2.

Crossover championship and or All Star game

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
anon
Better team, better players the year before and the make-up call putting them in the Super 8 was silly. They should play every year to win the D-1 and forget about playing regional all-star teams (i.e. C.C. Schools)


No doubt. Even with last year's team the Super 8 result would likely have been the same--public should just stick to D-1 and leave Super 8 to the Big Boys!


Not so much 'Big Boys' as much as leave it to the team that can recruit & encourage kids to repeat a year so they have 7-8 19 year olds playing. D-I publics have a couple lines that can compete, not four.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
anon
anon
Better team, better players the year before and the make-up call putting them in the Super 8 was silly. They should play every year to win the D-1 and forget about playing regional all-star teams (i.e. C.C. Schools)


No doubt. Even with last year's team the Super 8 result would likely have been the same--public should just stick to D-1 and leave Super 8 to the Big Boys!


Not so much 'Big Boys' as much as leave it to the team that can recruit & encourage kids to repeat a year so they have 7-8 19 year olds playing. D-I publics have a couple lines that can compete, not four.


What public team this year had 2 lines that could compete with MC, BCH, PF or SJP? Compete meaning put the puck in the net. The only public those teams have played consistently is Hingham and, after this year, they may rethink even playing them. Franklin won D-1 this year and lost to MC 6-0!!

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

No publics could compete with Catholics and this was an off year for Catholics, particularly up front.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

Anon
Yeah, Yeah, schools like Phillips Andover or Phillips Exeter are very weak academically and on the par of some Publics? Are you an idiot


Most prep schools are not close to Exeter and Andover academically. I'd say Lexington and Belmont High Schools are better than 90% of preps.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

the mica would never format the playoffs as D1 private, D1 public, D2 Private, and D2 public. Although its a better system than they have now, i would be very surprised if they did it

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
the mica would never format the playoffs as D1 private, D1 public, D2 Private, and D2 public. Although its a better system than they have now, i would be very surprised if they did it


I wonder why they wouldn't consider this? Any insight?

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

I think they're under the impression their current way is to maximize revenue.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

anon
I think they're under the impression their current way is to maximize revenue.



the mica would never format the playoffs as D1 private, D1 public, D2 Private, and D2 public. Although its a better system than they have now, i would be very surprised if they did it


Your both probably correct but with a Catholic And Public Playoff they could get 1-3 more playoff games at both Div 1 & 2 plus a few more all star games. Seems to me it would be more revenue.

Div 1A is already public for the most part.

Re: Public vs. Prep/Catholic

Anon
anon
the mica would never format the playoffs as D1 private, D1 public, D2 Private, and D2 public. Although its a better system than they have now, i would be very surprised if they did it


I wonder why they wouldn't consider this? Any insight?


D-1A is already essentially private and D-1 is already essentially public. Who cares about D-2?