If BA was to just have one team with the best players from all the teams it fields in each age group, they would crush the competition. Take the Tropics, not all the kids on Tropics are from BA. Each tournament they have a few BA kids and a mix of kids from elsewhere. Could be EHF or the best of the best from E9. Regardless, the team changes each tournament. And for these kind of tournaments, not one team is the same for each tournament. These tournaments are money grabs and a chance for kids to play with teammates or rivals they would not normally play with. Also, throwing a bunch of new kids together and expecting them to gel during a 3 day tournament is a crapshoot. Chill out people, your kid isnt going pro whether they are in a tournament or not. If you really believe that they will go pro because they played in the Blue Chips tournament, then might be time for you to check yourself into a rehab center for either drugs or alcohol. Or better yet, get a reality check and get a grip on life. SMH!
And what team was Freezers? Mix of kids from different teams? All star team? Thanks for making my point, jackass!!!
how did this turn in to a bash BA post? Spring hockey means nothing people. I worry about parents who take it that seriously. You seriously need to find a hobby other than living through your kid. The Blue Chip Invitational was run very well this year. My kid had a good time and played with kids who he ordinarily wouldn't play with and maybe made a friend or two which is the point of spring and summer hockey.
The BA team from what I understand was mostly the winter team for this upcoming season. It seemed like this tournament was being used as a team building exercise for them which I think is a good idea in bringing the new kids that are on the team in to the fold. I thought by the end of the tourney the kids started to play well together. Some of you parents need to get a grip. I can't believe parents are bashing a 10 year old spring and summer hockey team.
The 06 level was without some of the top players due to the Brick. The BA team went 2-2, and beat the LI stars who eventually won the tournament in a game that wasn't as close as the score, and did so without its goalie and stud defenseman.
I watched them play the freezers. BA had a goal not counted, hit 3-4 posts and dominated the play. Freezers goalie stole the game for them. It was also 2nd BA game of day and 1st for Freezers. If I were in the E9 I would be worried about this BA team.
Hate to say about 9 year old team but Mass edge looked terrible.
More of US playing EHF, I didnt know parents played on these teams, and what makes you think your bender is good enough to player real elite hockey in the EHF
BA going down next year again to the mighty Spartans. Watch out for the Avalanche too! #nhselecthockeyrules (except popgun, they flat out
There was no brick team tourney last weekend, but Brick team members are not allowed to play in any other tournaments over the summer. This is also a completely re-vamped BA offense and will no longer rely on only 2 players.
The Tropics team in tourney was BA's elite E9 team and the other team in tourney registered as BA was their select team BHL team at least at the 06 level anyway. Who was the crazy coach on bench yelling at top of his lungs Friday?
Let me guess, the 06 team, coach with the white beard ? lol
And I would hold off on judging the Tropics teams as top tourney teams. They are getting a lot of their teams for next season together playing as Tropics teams in summer tournaments, even the lower end AAA teams are playing as "Tropics".
Hell ya what a waste of time and money. The competition stinks this year.
How astute! Quick on the uptake.
Can someone please explain to me what constitutes a "money grab" vs a non "money grab" as it relates to youth hockey. It is always said in a manner that would leave you to believe that someone is committing a crime.
They are all "money grabs", even the beloved brick that people think will get there kids into the NHL
But that's my point. It's a business. The point of business is to grab other people's money. Are these Spring hockey club owners supposed to run the teams for free?
Good exposure... Maybe the should sponsor the DBoard...