Losing to them is not possible. My concern is that the competition level is dropping off. Promoting the program as an elite program is a complete falsehood. They play at the Tier 1 level any way you slice it.
I've got news for you. Outside of 1 to (maybe) 4 programs in the 06 Fed Elite Division; none of these teams here in Massachusetts are AAA Elite. Regardless of what MHR or your league says. Not even the self proclaimed Elite 9 league... and my kid plays for an E9 06 'Elite team'.
Anyone know anything about the Montgomery team or the Canadian team (Clarence)?
Could not find anything on Montgomery team, except they are located in Maryland, couldn't find in MHR. The Clerance Mustangs out of Western NY, and were #43 according to MHR end of last season rankings, which was lowest out of the teams entered.
NJ Colonials #3
LI Gulls #8
NY Saints #14
Top Gun #28
SS Kings #29
CT Oilers #35
Montgomerry Blue Devils?
The Montgomery team is solid. High AA. If they played in Mass they'd be AAA, win E9 and probably finish anywhere 3rd through 5th in Fed. Mass has too many teams labeled aaa when they really aren't at all.
I love reading all of the "classifications" you parents give to all of the different levels of play, what are these kids 10, 11? in about 5-6 years it's not going to matter, you will see and many of your balloons will be popped.
are you an idiot... elite, tier 1, aa etc.. it is just a ranking system.. yes there are elite 9 year olds because there are some 9 year olds that are at the highest level of the ranking system.
Boston Outlaws = Greater Boston Vipers. Same team. Same classy group of parents.
The Superseries folks have this down when it comes to the scheduling. They will let any team in as the want the money but what they do when it comes to scheduling is they take each teams ranking from last year and have them play similar rankings to create parity. Just look at the 05 schedule the Vipers do not play any highly rated teams from last year whereas the Philly Little Flyers play all the top ranked teams from last year. Keeps the games competitive and is a good format.
Hope this helps.