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this league is terrible so who cares about parity, if you win they should reward you with going to the EMHL
If you're all done swinging your purses...
Bottom line is that this league is much improved. Last year the Boston Stars and NE Stars Independent thought they were too strong for the league but against this group they got beat 2 or 3 times each, just like everybody else.
With only one or two exceptions, everybody got beat by a team that finished below them and everybody beat a team that finished above them.
That's good balance and should provide a good environment for the kids' development.
Just look at what they did with the 13U divisions last year. They had 8 teams in the Premier and then made two divisions of Elite, one of which contained 5 teams, two of which were Outlaws teams. So people on the Outlaws had 1/4 of their schedule as glorified house league games. Whoever had that brilliant idea needs to figure out that people are not going to pay almost $3k for house league.
Problem with most of this is that organizations can't say no to another tuition payment and just keep making more and more teams. Outlaws just added second teams when they went to the MPDHL. But then they got screwed in the parity and both their teams ended up in the Elite and in the same grouping when there were two groups at the 13U level. I know MPDHL is still new at the youth level but that was kind of an obvious thing they could have fixed.
As for the Terriers, if they are going to have 5 teams at each age level, then that will happen. They should only be entering one team into the parity tournament, with the white team just playing in the White division. EHF should be saying something about that only allowing organizations to put one team in the parity. But since the Terriers are founding members, they will be allowed to do whatever they want.