The email and facebook blasts says that Dual State River Hawks become Islanders starting in 2017/2018 season. And the first line of the transistion says Islanders to provide all levels.
That certainly seems like they'll be changing everything over to Islanders and not just under the same ownership. Somewhere in the emails it would still reference them remaining River Hawks if that were the case.
what if River Hawk coaches don't stay?
And they will be in the mass select league, win win for everyone, I can hear gilly whining from Tyngsboro
they are all being called Islanders and they will all be the third and fourth teams that is what people are being told including the coaches. That's a fact jack...its not like lovell or providence...it could be good for some kids to get on the higher teams and for the rest they will be at the same level or maybe notch below and will be in the orange...
Islander (T) will play in EHF Tier 1.
Existing Islander Tier 1 teams will stay in same league.
Therefore, the two Islander Tier 1 teams will play each other if in same division of EHF.
They are separate but all under one Top Company Name.
No one would buy an organization and then remove them from one league to play in a lesser competitive league.
The message cannot be clearer on the websites, in the coach meeting on Monday Night and in all the signage in the lobby.
What about the possibility of the Islander elite team moving to USPHL youth division and the existing Islanders tier 1 team moving up to elite next year with River Hawk teams in EHF tier 1 and EMHL?
Nope. Travel would be ridiculous. Closest team would be in NYC.
Simple message. Riverhawks stay same, just wear orange, light blue and white.
What are you smoking...I don't think it is legal yet...the Tier 1 team is at the low end of the black division in most years....no way they get moved to elite...stop the madness
USPHL Youth division already exists, granted its with CT, NY, NJ teams. Look at the list of organizations on the USPHL website and the Islanders list USPHL Youth as one of their divisions as well.
I believe the Islanders Tier 1 teams have more in the top half than lower half of the upper division and no teams in white division. And its not like the rosters will stay locked for next season. Even if they kept half their current tier 1 rosters and supplemented with top outside kids from E9, Top Gun, etc I'm sure they'd still be at least middle of the pack in EHF most years.
Not saying that its definitely happening but I can see how it could work if thats the route they want to go.
there is no way the dboard would allow the EHF/E9 controversy to go away. it is a dead horse that will be beaten for years to come.
when EHF teams were beat by BHL teams couple weeks ago - it silenced even the strongest EHF crazies, really no argument anymore.
05 - no secret
I do - good coach, good kids, and it works logistically. Proud to represent BHL and see kids developing at 11yo. Also happy to beat some more EHF teams but that wont happen b/c they wont play us - enjoy the next few months as you try and replace half your team.
You must be as stupid as you look. Read the thread moron! Agree with the BHL guy and think you idiot EHF parents need to get a grip and not a comfort grip for the shovel you will be using in the morning at your job - meatlick!
So you're agreeing with a guy who is "beating" his chest about the BHL being able to beat the EHF while bashing EHF parents for beating their chest about being better than the BHL....hmmmmm [/quote]
Islanders website for starters