Absolutely incorrect on numerous counts. The EHF is not The Metro League. Period. It isn't and has never claimed to be.
TL has been around longer than 6 years and both of my son's played for BA in their first years and yes we had 'teams.' and played in-house as well as tournaments (usually beating EHF teams) and prep showcases. Look at their list of '96 D-1 commits and D-1 players and all of them will say it was BA not their youth years in town or EHF hockey that got them there. '01's please.
"Published facts" O.K. I'm wrong. Before the Terriers logo was put center ice at the Sportsplex ask around what was there. It was a huge Lovell Logo. BA moved to Hingham about 5 years ago and signed a long-term deal for ice then. Call Raynham and ask his old man or his sports shop. It was Lovell at Canton (and his dad ran the pro shop) and then Global in Rockland bought BJT and kicked Lovell out and they scrambled to find a place and ended-up in Dedham as BA and then they expanded to Hingham and had both Dedham and Hingham as well as ice in Quincy. And that was 5.5 years ago.
Lovell was great then.
When did Lovell have a program out of Gallo?
OK, we can all agree that generally the strongest teams in the area play in the EHF. But can we also agree that anybody that needs to point this out (either on a message board or in conversation) must also be a parent of a low-end EHF Elite player that gains youth hockey status simply from being on an EHF Elite roster? The inferiority complex is just as strong with the bottom roster EHF Elite parents.
It is 100% the parents. You will never hear these kids no matter what age say one league is better than the other.
Who the hell cares what league or team your kid plays on. Really, it is just so the parents can go around saying my kid plays in a certain league or team. Do you think it makes your kid any better or worse? The top 20 players in the E9 are every bit as good as EHF players. The bottom 50 players of the EHF are not better than the top 50 players in the E9. Who cares!
My kid is going pro without having to play in the stupid E9 or overrated EHF leagues. Just need to find him matching skates and a hickory shafted stick and look out, the big lug from Western Mass. will tear up the junior circuit!
The thing is why would an E9 team want a tier 1 or aaa player fed player? They wouldn't.
Lol E9 daddies always have a chip on their shoulder. E9 is a step down from EHF Elite, get over it. Who cares.
oh really check out the 05 Bandits elite last season ...what a joke! feel sorry for anyone who paid $$ to be on that team.
The 05 Bandits had problems. Teams in every league go through those types of challenges.
The argument is which league is better. Hands down the EHF. Doesn't mean all the EHF teams are stronger at every level compared to the E9 but just a general statement. There are teams at certain years in the E9 that would be a top 2-3 team in the EHF. But in general the top 5-6 teams in the EHF are stronger than the top 5-6 teams in the E9. Just a fact. In the end who cares. Kids can still develop in both leagues.
I have 2 boys. I burned out the older one playing both leagues. Doesn't really have the passion for the game now that he is older. Took the younger one out of the EHF elite and he is a top performer on his team in the mass premiere and is really loving it. Best kid on the team and gerring better because he loves playing. Have an e9 elite player as well in team, same deal. Let the kids pick and find the right situation for your player. None are going pro.
As long as he stands up for the National Anthem no one should care....