OP doesn't know what he is talking about.
Probably talking about the east coast classic tourney-they are having a tough time
Full season teams are in the top division, really good teams, holding their own. Half season not so much. Not sure what the thinking g is, teams don't start practicing until after the tournament.
OP must be talking about 1/2 season teams. FS is a different story. Those kids are the cream of the crop, like the kids playing too Junior teams for Kings or Islanders. Neither organizations "developed" these kids but all stake claim to them. Can't argue with the logic. Knights are now in 4th year. No more excuses about an upstart program. If TL and JL were that good people would stay, players would improve and they would win. It's that simple.
Face the facts folks. The Lovell magic sauce ain't that magic. They are like every program. Their only stable one being the original, and outside of his FS older kids, they are average at best for top teams and poor at others.
And for the record, my kid plays in the program and has for a couple of years now so this is not an EHF/E9 thing. Just a realistic view of the program which we like.
Agree. Prep hockey is good but as you will see in the summer and fall tournaments it's hardly as if prep players are the best on the ice. Good players are everywhere and at the price it should be better but the reality it prices out a lot of very good players.