What is an elite team at the top ages like 02 03 04 I see many teams call them self elite but not many to prove it.
If my kid is on the team it is elite.
Good way to judge at this age is by how many kids are playing prep hockey
Prep? This isn't 1985. Prep is OK like a lot of things now but not great.
1985? The best kids in 1985 would be at CM. Kids are 14 and under, if they are good they've been recruited to play prep. They may move to juniors/ushl after that but for this age group the best are playing prep.