If I hear one more town hockey parent say - "what we need is to keep all of these kids in town hockey on the same team so they get use to playing together..." - I am going to throat-puch someone. What, so now you have 25 kids that can't play but at least they are familiar with the other kids that can't play??? Yeah you go from the South Shore Conference split season midget to the Super 8 and oh yeah, seemless.
Yeah, and then they get mad when the High School coach doesn't use the same lines as the Midget coach did because they were so successful in the "Valley League"
Like one of the midget teams that played in the SSC that went undefeated for 2 years. Townies were all upset when only a few made varsity and they only saw the ice in garbage time.
Funny you should mention the town but you hit it right on the head! Yup there are Townies that say that...and with "just think how good our teams would be if they all stayed in Town Hockey." Winner, winner chicken dinner.
Isn't that the town that the coaches sent out an email a few years ago saying "you have to move on and play more competitive hockey if you expect to make varsity"???
I think a couple make it each year and they don't see much ice...if any.
I think he was referring to the C.C. schools digging deeper to land kids and many are coming out of publics. Looks is 2016, the Super 8 is a C.C. tournament and to think a bunch of kids coming out of one ZIP Code can compete with a fully recruited team from 12 - 15 different towns is naive and living in another time.