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Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

Anon
So the continued downward spiral of SJHS Shrewsbury hockey continues, and WILL continue until their current AD/Varsity Hockey coach, Mike Mead (yup, I included his name and yes, he is the AD as well as the Varsity coach) is removed/fired. He has stooped to a new low of LYING to prospective players. SJH has an absurd policy that if a Junior is trying out for the Varsity team but is cut, they cannot play on the JV team, thus not playing at all. During the Winter Sports meeting, a Junior student asked him this exact question. True to form, Mead blatantly LIED and said Juniors play on JV all the time. A simple review of pasts JV rosters shows that NO Juniors are on their roster.

But it gets better. Mead just had tryouts for the upcoming year. The players that were cut could EASILY beat the players that he kept. In regards to the above mentioned Junior that asked this question, he WAS cut and is now not playing. I guess we all know who is paying his paycheck.

BTW, my son DID make the team but I kinda wish he had not. The team was a cluster F#%@ last year and will be even more so this year.
If your kid is as good at hockey as you are at spelling then it explains why he didn't make the team. Don't say your kid made it but you decided to come on here to rant because someone else's kid did not. Highly unbelievable.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

Anon
So the continued downward spiral of SJHS Shrewsbury hockey continues, and WILL continue until their current AD/Varsity Hockey coach, Mike Mead (yup, I included his name and yes, he is the AD as well as the Varsity coach) is removed/fired. He has stooped to a new low of LYING to prospective players. SJH has an absurd policy that if a Junior is trying out for the Varsity team but is cut, they cannot play on the JV team, thus not playing at all. During the Winter Sports meeting, a Junior student asked him this exact question. True to form, Mead blatantly LIED and said Juniors play on JV all the time. A simple review of pasts JV rosters shows that NO Juniors are on their roster.

But it gets better. Mead just had tryouts for the upcoming year. The players that were cut could EASILY beat the players that he kept. In regards to the above mentioned Junior that asked this question, he WAS cut and is now not playing. I guess we all know who is paying his paycheck.

BTW, my son DID make the team but I kinda wish he had not. The team was a cluster F#%@ last year and will be even more so this year.
I was at the SJ’s winter meeting and he said that they typically don’t have juniors on JV but also said it could happen depending on the kid. I came away from the meeting thinking juniors wouldn’t be on JV (maybe 1). You can have an opinion on if you think the rule is fair or good for the program (I can see both sides of the argument) but to say he “lied” to the kids simply isn’t true.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

Are you ok? What player got cut that could have "EASILY" beat the players he kept? You had me for a little while when talking about juniors not being able to roster on JV but STOP with the nonsense that your kid is "EASILY" better than the ones he kept. Your kid DID not make the team, that is a fact, sucks I get it!!! There is one kid he should have not kept, kid will be nothing but problems (major character issues and beyond).

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

OMG....YOU are SUCH AN IDIOT!!! My kid DID make the team...Unlike your little Joey who is probably wearing white figure skates with double runners and still can't skate. Basket weaving 101 for your superstar!

The whole point of this post was airing out frustration that the kids are going to an excellent school for a great education and to try and get a fair chance to compete in sports. We have many friends that are both on the team AND that have are not even provided the chance to continue if they are a Junior but could not crack the varsity lineup.


FYI...did I mention that YOU ARE AN IDIOT!?

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

Anon
OMG....YOU are SUCH AN IDIOT!!! My kid DID make the team...Unlike your little Joey who is probably wearing white figure skates with double runners and still can't skate. Basket weaving 101 for your superstar!

The whole point of this post was airing out frustration that the kids are going to an excellent school for a great education and to try and get a fair chance to compete in sports. We have many friends that are both on the team AND that have are not even provided the chance to continue if they are a Junior but could not crack the varsity lineup.


FYI...did I mention that YOU ARE AN IDIOT!?
Doth protest too much...

"that" player will STILL get a great education at an excellent school and DID get a fair tryout: as you have never said "that" player should be on V.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

Anon
So the continued downward spiral of SJHS Shrewsbury hockey continues, and WILL continue until their current AD/Varsity Hockey coach, Mike Mead (yup, I included his name and yes, he is the AD as well as the Varsity coach) is removed/fired. He has stooped to a new low of LYING to prospective players. SJH has an absurd policy that if a Junior is trying out for the Varsity team but is cut, they cannot play on the JV team, thus not playing at all. During the Winter Sports meeting, a Junior student asked him this exact question. True to form, Mead blatantly LIED and said Juniors play on JV all the time. A simple review of pasts JV rosters shows that NO Juniors are on their roster.

But it gets better. Mead just had tryouts for the upcoming year. The players that were cut could EASILY beat the players that he kept. In regards to the above mentioned Junior that asked this question, he WAS cut and is now not playing. I guess we all know who is paying his paycheck.

BTW, my son DID make the team but I kinda wish he had not. The team was a cluster F#%@ last year and will be even more so this year.
just to be clear you are upset that a player was cut from JVs?

that's where we are now, discussing not V but JVs... oh my.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

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Anon
So the continued downward spiral of SJHS Shrewsbury hockey continues, and WILL continue until their current AD/Varsity Hockey coach, Mike Mead (yup, I included his name and yes, he is the AD as well as the Varsity coach) is removed/fired. He has stooped to a new low of LYING to prospective players. SJH has an absurd policy that if a Junior is trying out for the Varsity team but is cut, they cannot play on the JV team, thus not playing at all. During the Winter Sports meeting, a Junior student asked him this exact question. True to form, Mead blatantly LIED and said Juniors play on JV all the time. A simple review of pasts JV rosters shows that NO Juniors are on their roster.

But it gets better. Mead just had tryouts for the upcoming year. The players that were cut could EASILY beat the players that he kept. In regards to the above mentioned Junior that asked this question, he WAS cut and is now not playing. I guess we all know who is paying his paycheck.

BTW, my son DID make the team but I kinda wish he had not. The team was a cluster F#%@ last year and will be even more so this year.
just to be clear you are upset that a player was cut from JVs?

that's where we are now, discussing not V but JVs... oh my.
Exactly. Your kid was cut at St. Johns (S) from the JV as a Junior. Right or wrong, it is time to toss in the towel. There is nothing wrong with having him skate on a town team or lower club team to have some fun.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

No, the kid was cut from V and not allowed to play on JV because Juniors don’t play on JV at SJ’s (S). Either way, still probably time to hang ‘em up.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

This is an example of the state of mass hs hockey. Talking about juniors playing JV? Cmon. Just silly. Juniors don’t play JV anywhere -they get jobs dummy! What jr wants to play and hang out w a bunch of freshman. Just silly that someone wasted their emotions -time on this-just plain silly. And as far as coaches go-there are like 10 players on each team that get the ice they want and are happy -and then 10 that are on the team, don’t get enough ice and are not happy. Then there are folks that got cut and want to see people fired for unfairness. Welcome to the world -it ain’t fair

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

Soam
This is an example of the state of mass hs hockey. Talking about juniors playing JV? Cmon. Just silly. Juniors don’t play JV anywhere -they get jobs dummy! What jr wants to play and hang out w a bunch of freshman. Just silly that someone wasted their emotions -time on this-just plain silly. And as far as coaches go-there are like 10 players on each team that get the ice they want and are happy -and then 10 that are on the team, don’t get enough ice and are not happy. Then there are folks that got cut and want to see people fired for unfairness. Welcome to the world -it ain’t fair
Many of the Catholics have juniors at JV, the kids are usually almost good enough to make varsity and just still want to play with classmates. Also most of these programs have a freshman team.

Re: ST. Joins HS - Building a team???

What was most important when you enrolled? The Catholic foundation, the rigorous Academics, or Athletics? CC sports are highly competitive. If your priority was Athletics then you didn’t do your research on how the program operated or you overestimated your talent. It’s highly likely you would have been better off staying at your local public D3 school. If your priority was the religious aspect and getting a quality education then it’s all good. Getting cut is a life lesson. The dream ends for all some day. If you want to change the policy call the Headmaster or the Board.