How do the EMHL teams get to move up? Does the organization enter parity or do they need to be invited by EHF?
Top Gun and BJE would certainly be in the bottom of the black. I love that Parents, when they are having a great year who cry unfair when they make a few changes and have a decent team. Guess what, you were at the bottom last year and except for the other bottom teams, no one wants to drive an hour to play the bottom teams but they do, so suck it up buttercup and better luck next year getting in the black
Someone's kid made it onto a team that moved up to the top of the white and now they are crying unfair! Any team who made it into the black this year had to play you at the bottom as well as several other teams that were wasted trips. That's how it works. You can't whine when your team started at the bottom and worked your way to the top. That's what next year is for
The problem is because they allowed 12-13 teams in the Black and 9 teams in the White. It makes for an awful season for the bottom 3 Black teams and awful for the top 2 or 3 white teams. 9 team Black (Original design!) would solve 99% of competitive issues. Work harder white teams and you would't need to lobby for spots that you don't deserve!
At the 06' age group, there are 13 black teams and 7 white teams. The bottom 3 or 4 teams in black can't compete unless they play each other. They would probably be better suited playing in the white division.
No way some of those bottom 06 teams should have been placed in the black. Friars in particular but the Kings didnt really look like a black team in the parity either.. Crimson were originally supposed to have a team in the white but they disappeared.
I would be willing to bet the bottom few black teams would not run through the white division. The decision to include them in the black division came as a shock after parity. The writing was on the wall. They get through parity with only one win or even just a tie, against a white team and they are in black? C'mon now. That's not fair for anyone, especially the kids on the teams with only one win this season. There should be a mid season shuffle to realign.
Sorry. Forgot the Hawks. Because of memory serves, 4 white teams made it into the black. The three black I listed were the ones at risk for getting knocked out.