You are probably right about them going with an independent schedule & I hope it works out for them. Far be it from me to comment on how others use their money but the only time they are going to see "great" competition is in tournaments and doing 4 or 5 of those in a season, the costs would add up to quickly for me. Other than at tournaments, I think they'll find it pretty difficult to get the best teams in the area to schedule any scrimmages against them. EHF & E9 will want to protect their best teams images so your left with BHL & MPDHL teams to play against on non-tournament weekends. Like I said, I hope it works out for them but I know I wouldn't sign up for it.
At the 05 level they are letting the vipers and north stars skip the tourney. They will both be in the black division next year.i think they are lettin the 06 vipers in the black because they went undefeated this year.
The winner of the league gets an automatic placement in the black division.
What happened to the Shamrocks, they win the 05 White title and go 0 for 3 so far in the parity and lose to the Huskies!!! Huskies get shut out their 1st 2 games and route the champs 5-1. Terriers (W) was clearly the better team but the NSS caught lightning during the final game.
2004 Woonsocket Northstars coming out of no where and beating the Falcons and a tie with the Westborough Northstars.
2004 Islanders with a huge win over the Flames and look to be joining the upper division.
reminder folks....this is tier 1 hockey....1/4 step above town. settle down champs.
The ehf parity should be blown up. Its a waste of time money grab
Do it in September like the bhl .idiots
schedule is posted on NESC marlboro website
The schedule on the NESC site has changed at least three times today for the PW Minor and PW Major divisions. Don't go by that.
The final version will be posted to the EHF site Wednesday.
thats okay still no schedule is up; its fine to wait and post the schedule for an entire weekend less than 48 hours in advance; no one has plans to make since everyone only has one child in this world. SMH - Parity = disaster
Exactly! Before we even get into the schedule, let's talk about the fact that teams are forced to pay $1200 to the EHF to play in a parity tournament to determine placing in THEIR league, less than 1 week after the completion of most tryouts, before the teams even get to practice and work on things with potentially a new roster!
per website "New England's Premiere Amateur Minor Hockey League" . . .the only thing it is is Amateur hour . . .if the delay is really b/c teams from 2004 and 2005 want to stay in the White division and that is causing "MAJOR" delays, then post the rest of the schedules.
As much as everyone bashes E9/BHL, then run a way better league.
According to the EHF website, final parity standings will be posted Monday night.
Does the EHF announce which teams will be put in the different tiers this week or sometime in August? Anyone actually figure out what happened with the top Vipers teams that skipped the parity?
1. Northstars Hockey Club 4 3 0 1 7 19 6 0.240
2. Greater Boston Vipers 4 3 0 1 7 21 7 0.250
3. Woonsocket North Stars 4 3 0 1 7 16 8 0.333
4. Islanders Hockey Club 4 3 1 0 6 17 6 0.261
5. Minuteman Flames (G) 4 3 1 0 6 25 10 0.286
6. Providence Jr. Friars 4 3 1 0 6 20 11 0.355
7. South Shore Kings 4 3 1 0 6 19 11 0.367
8. Bay State Breakers 4 3 1 0 6 17 12 0.414
9. Boston Jr. Huskies 4 2 1 1 5 18 18 0.500
10. New England Jr. Falcons 4 1 2 1 3 10 11 0.524
11. Boston Jr. Terriers (R) 4 1 2 1 3 12 21 0.636
12. Dual State River Hawks 4 0 3 1 1 7 19 0.731
13. Manchester Flames 4 0 3 1 1 7 20 0.741
14. North Shore Shamrocks 4 0 4 0 0 11 25 0.694
15. Boston Jr. Eagles 4 0 4 0 0 8 24 0.750
16. Boston Bandits 4 0 4 0 0 7 25 0.781
1. Minuteman Flames 4 4 0 0 8 14 5 0.263
2. Dual State River Hawks 4 4 0 0 8 20 10 0.333
3. Providence Capitals 4 3 0 1 7 18 2 0.100
4. Islanders Hockey Club 4 3 0 1 7 21 10 0.323
5. Crimson Hockey Club 4 3 1 0 6 17 4 0.190
6. Bay State Breakers 4 3 1 0 6 16 7 0.304
7. Greater Boston Vipers 4 3 1 0 6 17 8 0.320
8. Boston Jr. Terriers (R) 4 2 1 1 5 11 9 0.450
9. Top Gun 4 2 2 0 4 12 11 0.478
10. South Shore Kings (B) 4 1 2 1 3 8 8 0.500
11. Boston Jr. Huskies 4 1 2 1 3 11 15 0.577
12. Providence Jr. Friars 4 0 3 1 1 6 13 0.684
13. Boston Jr. Eagles 4 0 4 0 0 8 22 0.733
14. Boston Jr. Terriers (W) 4 0 4 0 0 8 28 0.778
15. Boston Bandits 4 0 4 0 0 6 24 0.800
16. North Shore Shamrocks 4 0 4 0 0 5 22 0.815
2003 Parity, Kings & Huskies tied, not sure how the tie breaker will go. Kings did play all good teams, no "puff" games. Given the Kings won the lower division last year with only 2 losses I bet they let them in the "Black" and go 11 teams upper and 9 teams lower.
At the end of the day Parity worked for the 2003's. Almost the same teams in the Upper division as last year with the exception of Top Gun and SSK find themselves looking for a life line again at the end of the tournament.
03 crimson won 3 games all year and just won 3 in one weekend
Parity is a joke
the Crimson beat 2 bottom feeder teams and an expansion team with 8 kids on the bench, then lost to a solid white division team. Crimson are a joke no ice time and a coach that is a few peas short of a casserole.
None of it makes sense
03 kings first in white draw the 2nd 3rd 7th 10th in the Black
03 top gun 5th in the white draw the 4th 5th 6th and jr eagles new team
How fair ???
No difference from 2nd to 5th. Your not that good.
03 Kings went 32-1-4 in white. Won most games by 4 to 5 points. The deserve to move up.
32-1-4 in white AKA town kids.
SSK just could not get it done again in parity.
They were discussing whether the 03 Kings belongs in white or black. Obviously they belong in the black considering their stats. My kids team played in the white division and I am comfortable admitting the Kings were in the wrong division.
I have to agree with determining placement based on parity only. I know in the division there are some teams that may be bumped down from back to white and some teams that may come up to black from white that make you question how it's done. At least one of the Black teams from last year should not have to move down to white and how will those white teams perform if the possible 3 come up? And why not just play all teams? The lower teams get beat up by everyone and the higher teams squash most so at least the rest in the middle will probably have good games
The simple answer to your question on why the Falcons deserve to be in the upper division is because this "tournament" is pretty meaningless. If the goal is to find teams that will be competitive with one another for next season, then look at the scores. I don't think there's anyone that can argue the Falcons wouldn't be competitive. That's the stupid part about having this tournament in the first place. It doesn't really tell you anything when every team is playing against different opponents. You're going to have some weak schedules and some difficult schedules. Does it really show which teams are the best? I don't think so. There has to be a good way to decide division placements for the teams. All I know is that having all teams play 4 games against different opponents just days after teams are selected is not an accurate indication of where teams should be placed.
This is the third year of the parity tournament so the EHF has 2 seasons of data. Look at the number of Black division teams that get through parity and can't win more than a few of games all season. That should be all they need to know the system is broken and they need to fix it.
Parity at the Bantam minor level for next season is tough, especially considering that there is no checking in the tournament. Once the kids start checking during the season, it will make a big difference with a number of teams. But the parity tournament is nothing but a money grab by the EHF anyway. Look at all the teams that participated in it, each one paying $1k. Its just a way for the founding member rinks to sell some extra ice time and make more from their concession stands. Their "parity" means nothing when the season starts.
Why were the Northstars not in the parity tournament at the 03 level?
Rule #1 for the event was that "No teams will automatically qualify for the top grouping."
2003 Nortstars were scheduled to play. Were originally on the schedule. Manchester Flames dropped out of the Tournament at the last minute. With only 17 teams they could not redo the schedule and make it work. Northsatrs get the bye. Maybe Northstars and Flames had a deal? Just saying.