One of these days you are all going to realize that none of this BS about the leagues matters. It's youth hockey. It's about developing your son's skills and hockey sense to move him onto the next level. Until they are 15-16 and hit the "change" and people that matter are out there watching them to see if they have what it takes, it doesn't even remotely matter what league they played in.
If they have good coaching, get playing time, and develop their skills and head for the game, NOTHING else matters.
I am going through the college recruiting process now with my 16 year old and meeting with coaches and guess what? NONE of them give a flying F about where they played when they were 9 or 10 or 13 or if would shy away from them if they god forbid played in the E9 instead of the EHF or vice versa. To be honest, none of them even really know what league is better or even care! All they care about is whether the kid is a good student, has good character, has the right skills, and knows how to play the game the right way.
A lot of you are going to be very surprised when you expect that college offer simply because your kid played for blah blah blah that went 42-2 one season in blah blah blah league. If the kid can play that garbage doesn't matter.
EHF far better league.... more college recruits at all levels
Hockey east and NHL littered with kids that played youth hockey in EHF.
"FYI most of the junior kids did not play in the FED look at the rosters."
What a lot of parents of younger kids don't understand is most local players that are now playing juniors did in fact play in the EHF at one time. My oldest boy played who is now playing college hockey has played for numerous teams over the years (BJT, BSB, SSK, BA) as well as fill-in for various tournament teams over the years. My guess is +95% of the local boys who are now playing juniors or college hockey at this time have played in the EHF at least for one season...it might be 100%. That's why it is pretty funny to see parents hate-on various programs and only to one day have their kids play for them. Like all of the Bandits haters, they do have a pretty good Jr. program or BA should your kid ever be good enough to play for their full season teams or SSK junior program or . . . .relax on the hate, it's a long road.
If your kid plays for a horrible coach but plays "elite" than it doesn't matter if it's EHF or E9. Having someone that is not a good influence on your kid coach him is outrageous. Parents do it for the wrong reasons
Boston Junior Rangers have good coaches
If a kid plays one year in the fed in all of his youth hockey years and it goes up on the Fed website. Keep writing those checks fellas, you're kids got a chance!