Very good Elite Thanksgiving tourney in Enfield, CT with the Riffles, Patriots, NE Falcons, LI Gulls playing great hockey. Team competition is solid except for the Jr. Bruins Selects who struggled to keep up and lost every game by a wide margin which is just hard to watch. Top Gun and RI Saints both could have had spots in the playoffs if their one game went the other way.
Awesome 5OT playoff game between Patriots and Falcons with Patriots edging out a 4-3 win to meet the LI Gulls in finals. Just great hockey to watch and a good tournament.
Lol... good hockey!
Thanks for cheering us up. That's a good one coach
good thing the 05 division looks good. The 06 division has a town team in the championship game. Tell us again how your kid is elite.
I agree it was a exciting tournament to watch. I was a little surprised by the EHF Teams at the 05 level, I think we were a little surprised, and maybe over-confident.
Didn't the Springfield Riffles beat the Falcons and Top Gun? I looked on MHR Tier 1 to find the Riffles ranking but I couldn't find it.
I hope so, I'm not a coach, just a parent and market consultant. In my business, if the generic brand performs as well or better then the name brand, the name brand sales go down.
Did TG bring their Tier 1 team?
5-3 pp, pp, scored with 1 second
This is why the top 4 EHF teams will never play E9 top teams. The only thing they can hide behind is the fact that the teams that got beat are at the bottom.
Really - This year's results:
Falcons - Tied Terriers
Falcons - Tied Kings
Falcons - Tied Islanders
Falcons - Tied Caps
Falcons got beat by Pats TWICE!
EHF owners must be ******* off!
EHF was EXPOSED!!
This years results:
Lost to Springfield Rifles
Lost to RI Saints
Lost to Avalanche
Lost to Avalanche
This is why we don't play. Results speak for themselves.
How about this EHF dad's. You focus on league and I will focus on getting my kid good over the next few years.
It is what it is.
consistently winning when you should is a key for 11 year old hockey.
MFR beat SSK 9-1. Tied 1-1 the next day.
Does this mean that SSK is great and MFR sucks?
Does this mean that MFR is great and SSK sucks?
Does this mean they are equal?
No - it means they are 11 and one team played down and one team play up for one game. The real question is do you win more than you lose? Are you more consistent.
TG is not very good on a consistent basis but they are 11 and can play well against better teams on a one off basis.
If top E9 team (Patriots) played top 4 EHF teams Mid Fairfield,Flames,Islanders,Eagles 10x each the Patriots record at the end of the 40 games would be maybe 4-35-1 at best. Most likely 2-34-4.
TG coach has had enough with that group. Rumor has it he is going to the Vipers next season
I thought only pigs, cattle, donkeys, bison, goats and sheep had hooves? Why do the TG moms?
Why shouldn't I thump my chest? My kids on a better team than yours! I could care less if he's at the top, middle or bottom. I'm just happy he's on a good team. He'll get better because he's on a good team. I do love to stand along the boards and point out all the flaws in the teams we play as well as let the coach know what we should be working on to win more games. This is how we played those tougher teams more competitively. It's my right as a parent! And so what if I spend time telling my friends that my kids an elite player. I'm happy to see him play at such a high level. It's not like he skates every night and will need a new hip by the time he's 13.
All I need is some tasty waves, a cool buzz and I fine...with the E9 or EHF nonsense!
The coach has had it with that group? So are you assuming that the coaches just ended up with the 20 of the most uncooperative, uncoachable players? It goes both ways. It's not all the coaching, but it's not "the group" either. I happen to know some really nice families with good kids that play on that team. ( even some of the moms with hooves)
That's the problem with your argument. Your assumption, because you said it is true, is that the top teams in the E9 need to prove to you results. There hasn't been any games of the top E9 teams versus the top EHF teams. So unless you show me those results what your saying is that is your opinion. Show me results of the Eagles, IHC, MMF against the top E9 teams.
Using your logic...,Until someone can show me the results of Lebron James beating me in a game of 1 on 1 I am sticking with the notion that I am as good as him
Your killing me. I literally just laughed out load.
So in your world the difference between the top teams in the EHF and the top teams in the E9 is the SAME difference as you and LeBron James in basketball?
All I needed to know. I am honestly crying I'm laughing so hard.
I laughed hard too about that Lebron analogy! Soo misguided and blind!
I saw that! How crazy are these dad's!
This just in. I cant score on Tuukka so the EHF is better. Think about it.
EHF dad (so proud you must be), I'm not losing sight of the discussion. I'm saying the discussion is retarded. In my travels, I've found that the guy who chirps loudest about how good his son's EHF team is, most times has a kid on one of the top teams who is riding coattails, or is on one of the lower end teams trying to justify his decision to overlook a really good E9 option for the sake of being battered senseless four times by the top EHF teams. Which are you? And have you done right by your kid? I guess we'll see in a couple of years when they are all in the same pool competing for HS roster spots.
And if you really care about strength of team, just go to MHR and call it a day. I think you'll find it supports your argument.[/quote]
Nope, no, no...now hold on a minute. You said "The rest of EHF and top of E9 are the same" and "your mid-pack EHF team is better than anything in the E9".
There was no chest pounding about who's team is best (that ship has sailed). Just a representation of the results which clearly show the top of the E9 (currently the Pats) would be battling for a bottom spot in the EHF.
Since October 1st….
Patriots scored 6 on Falcons, beat them by 3
Patriots scored 4 on Falcons, beat them by 1
Capitals put up 2 on the Falcons, tied
Capitals put up 4 on the Falcons, beat them by 1
Capitals put up 5 on the Falcons, beat them by 3
Flames scored 3 on the Falcons, beat them by 2
Eagles scored 6 on the Falcons, beat them by 5
Eagles scored 4 on the Falcons, beat them by 1
Islanders put up 4 on the Falcons, beat them by 3
Islanders scored 1 against the Falcons, tied
SSK scored 5 on the Falcons, beat them by 3
SSK scored 1 on the Falcons, tied
Top Gun scored 5 on the Falcons, beat them by 2
As far as I can see, the only team that has whipped the Falcons is Mid Fairfield, who won 11-1. Other than that, nobody has scored more goals against the Falcons than the Patriots, and only the Eagles have beaten them by more goals.
Everything else is heresay and speculation. But I guess that's why we all come to the D-Board, isn't it?
Not only are the top 2 playing 04. The clueless 05 parents don't even realize birth year means nothing come high school time!!!! Think about that. There are plenty of 04s that are in your kids grade that you don't even know about!
Wait till they show up at high school tryouts. i can see them now…
"wait..I never saw him in the EHF…wait the hell is going on"
You just don't get it. You are a "first time through dad"
Leagues don't matter. Winning (as you say) doesn't matter. What matters is your kid developing and have the physical skill (after checking) that will matter.
What results do have this year as to the EHF beating E9 top teams?
So if you don't have much it must be so because you say it so!
We are talking 05. Come on keep up.
Winning matters to the extent the environment if fun which is a prerequisite for development. Kids need to enjoy the game and want to play more because it will get hard, very hard once checking comes into play. Some animal from Flin Flon Manitoba with a elevated compete level has no choice but to play hockey or mine for copper! I would take him all day long.