As an observer, with no ties, but many years experience as a coach and a player, I am amazed at how ignorant and uneducated the youth hockey community in New England is.
I have the pleasure of watching and consulting, meeting with youth hockey players and coaches, but the majority of people who are involved with promoting youth hockey in New England (notice I did not say teaching) have absolutely no clue, and in fact are driving New England hockey backwards!
Great action in Pool B - terrific games and high level of play with Jr. Sharks, Riffles, Glades and Lovell Knights. Fun to watch. In Pool A, RI Saints and Wizards looked strong and are probably the only two contenders. Today's games should be fun to watch as things shake out and teams vie for the 2 spots in E9.