When is this set to happen? Rumor or confirmed?
How does this scenario make money for all of the club teams that don't care what kind of product they put on the ice ?
Why go through all of that when numerous clubs can keep what they have, rake it in ant not care that the top 8 teams in the region are playing each other.
At the end of the day the owners want to clear as much profit as possible, not try to establish a super league so that they can have clueless parents pound their chests about superiority.
Nobody really cares about the EHF/E9 top team debate except for the parents. Not the owners, leagues, or kids.
In a few years if your kid has it, then they move on to the NTDC or other high end team.
In the end all, all your pipe dream would accomplish is the realization that your kid is not as good as you thought and there are plenty of kids better, and the disparity between elite and Tier 1 players is not as glaring as yu thought.
The ideal model is all of these kids play for their respective towns and town hockey would be great, then the best players are selcted for a few regional select teams that play each other. That way only the top players get selected for these teams and it is not a Pay to play= I am elite.
In fact the current model is going in the opposite direction. Have some kids who cant cut it at club, lets make a few more new teams that are Tier 1 only and town kids can pay and their parents can say that they play on a select team.
CLiff NOtes: Things are not going to change
It will take someone to steal a page out of the Boston Mission history book to create a real AAA 'super team' that actually can compete nationally. They started as squirts and folded at Bantams as they all went their own way.
Anyone looking to write a book should give it some thought.
I WOULD SAY THIS TOPIC AND ANYTHING AROUND WHO HAS THE BETTER LEAGUE HAS BEEN KNOCKED INTO THE GROUND!!!! WHO CARES!!!
Seems like a lot of people care....
I don't think we care who the better league is E9 or Fed in this discussion, that's not the point. The point is if you have 8 truly superior AAA teams the top 120 or so players in the state at a given birth year will naturally end up in this league(speaking generally of course). The AA teams lose AAA status but WOULDNT be shut out of a state championship and town teams can truly play town competition (effectively keeping enrollment numbers high for rec players who are the ones who's families pay for the majority of youth hockey). A local TRUE AAA league would not require extensive travel at all. I get it, I like it. If you look at other states they only have a handful of AAA teams. There isn't this business of having a glut of AAA teams (in name only) like we have here in MA. Like comp plays against like comp and kids develop properly. A state tourney at the end of it all ensures no program gets shut out.
Whateva Vinny! Vipers are Tier 2 you idiot.
How do you determine the program had "kids that moved on to college" per the original post?
if a kid played somewhere for Mites and Squirts then moved on for better hockey, does the organization take credit for the fact that he played for some stiff daddy coaches when he was 8, 9, and 10 years old for "developing" him into a college player?
I see it all the time on team's websites claiming that "former" player X made festival, committed to college, etc. when the truth is he maybe played for them split season before prep season started, or he played learned to skate hockey program back when he was 6.
Ok. Give me an example for VJW?
I meant give me examples of how the VJWs put a kid on their website that DIDNT pay with them.