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.