12 teams in the "E9". "E9" is equivalent to Fed Tier 1 or MPDHL Premier. National on par with Elite level of MPDHL, and the lower one like the Select league.
Is your kid an 02? Here's what you are going to find out. Huge difference in the mindset between Bantam Minor and U14. Nobody cares about leagues any more. Nobody cares who wins or loses, or who is in what place. All of the talk is about getting ready for Varsity tryouts.
The only exception are the teams that are trying to qualify for Nattys. Then the focus is on the Fall tournaments, like Prep Cup. Still not on leagues or standings.
Yep, youth hockey is over guy. Move on to the next board please. Thank you.