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Bottom line is the program is poorly run. Skills are generic and poorly attended and poorly run They don't offer any complete off ice strength programs during the season. Rinks are hard to get to so they can't pull from a wide area and that area is saturated with competing programs.
Just like Boch and the Bandits...if your going to pay, might as well pay for good skills and development, and not just the EHF moniker
Not sure what EHF programs offer this top notch competition you speak of or if that is just something that gets repeated so often that people believe it is true. The programs that are somewhat local to us are just bad, and its not competition if you cant even compete with the teams your playing against because the program is bad.
I see kids from all over and different programs play together, do skills together and do evals together and I have never noticed that top kids all play for EHF teams. My experience has been quite the opposite but what do I know.
Do you really think that if your kid has sub par skills at a sub par program but plays in the EHF they are getting better than a kid who plays at another program like BA and plays their games in the BHL ???
and I for one will not pay for a program that requires me to go to another program and pay for walk on skills so that my kid can actually get better, surely not at the mite, squirt or peewee level !
My kid did a year at the breakers and it was a disaster, glad we moved on and would not recommend it to anyone. I wish we had listened to the people that were telling us not to go there
You are either full of crap or totally misinformed. Its one or the other. I would say at least 95% of the top local players play in the EHF.
He's misinformed but yet you come up with a figure of 95 % with no factual backing. ok pal.
Again, please I beg you, tell us what programs, because from what I have seen of the breakers, kings, express and bandits at certain levels those are not even close to the top players in any league. In fact.. kids on some bandits and kings teams could not even make their own town A team. and that is a factual statement not a remark.
Maybe coincidentally they are remarkable at the "other" levels which I have not seen yet
Go take a look at the college hockey commitments of 99/00/01/02 players….they played in EHF.
You do realize that BA and Jr. Warriors have kids committed to D1 too? Or are you just blowing smoke up everyones ass and saying all D1 kids are from EHF? WTF? AND the kids that committed to D1 that the EHF claimed as their own also played for E9, town hockey and MSPHL teams? So a kid plays one year with the Islanders, 3 years with Jr. Warriors and a year or two with town and EHF "claims" that kid as a product of their league and their league only? Thats laughable. Get a grip. EHF is a good league, but not the only league that produces D1 or even D3 players. THe more I read the posts on the D board, the more I come to realize the EHF people are the ones pumping their chests over their kids development. Whats that saying? Watch out for the quiet ones? Yea, think about that.
provide a link to these "facts"
I see the majority of the kids on the list played in the mighty EHF! And the OJHL & the USHL have a few too!
getting back to the OP,
Are the Breakers really that bad? Are they the dregs of the league or do they actually compete against better teams?
Reason I ask is my son is probably going to try out for select at the end of the coming season and they were one of the teams I was thinking of.
Ask around, 07,06,05,are in tough shape. Good luck. Remember you pay for coaching, not the elite tag.
It's pretty funny because their midget teams are always one of the best teams around. And I think they had another recent competitive team.
coaching at the squirt/mite level is in tough shape, hence the high turnover
IMO the Jr Terriers are a better choice in that geography. New head of player development, really good guy.
some parents chase the elite dream so they don't care who is coaching
Until they make some big changes at the the breakers teams will continue declining. The crazy mother story kicking the door in is the best
That is the stupidest story ever. It's not like the mom who went out onto the ice to yell at the ref...not even close.
she kicked the door in and started yelling at the kids on the other team. It was pretty bad and hilarious. Especially if you know the family
No it's just the one guy here that is obsessed with this story and the story isn't even interesting or shocking. Some mom gets mad and went and banged on the locker room door of the visiting team or something like that.
Remember the old newspaper adage - "Dog bites man; not news. Man bites dog; news" An angry hockey mom is 'dog bites man'...not 'news.'
I find it pretty funny myself
At one point or another good players will play in various leagues for various programs various coaches, high schools...at the end no one really cares. Even some of the local stars (Eichel, Donato, Hannifin...) that have moved on have numerous teams they played for like private teams, tournament teams, EHF teams, BA teams, National team, Junior teams prep teams, high school teams so to hang it all on the EHF is really silly unless your kid is < 12 then you have no idea what you are in for but you will quickly learn.
EHF is a good place to play but it's not the only place.