No rookie they are not. They are in Mass Selects Tier-1 league, one of the best U16 and U18 league in country. When you'r little bender gets older and has not been asked to play on one of these better teams in this league you will realize what the league is. Learning this stuff is actually part of your development as a rookie hockey dad. The majority of the kids play in this league come from the EHF. VJE has a team in it but they are god awful every year and cannot compete. All those kids from Mass ultimately played in the EHF.
River Rats put a U14 team in this year because they did not have a place to play. They were not good. Neither is that league.
You are welcome for your hockey lesson of the day rookie.
2/3 players on WJ team from mass CW and CF both played for 97 VJW from PW minor year and up...VJW not in EHF....there is your hockey lesson for the day...donkey. Noah Hannifan was also on that 97 VJW team from PW year and up
Poster clearly rookie dad must play t1 EHF awful hockey.
I am sure the two CT kids played for MFF at some point and some of the NY kids played for Westchester.
He drove by one of the valley junior warriors rinks so they posted on their website that they developed him
Please stop embarrassing yourselves and look at the roster. It's online and lists where they played youth hockey. What you'll find is what we've all been saying for years that the league doesn't matter. It's the coach. Btw one of the mass kids played in town at u10.
Exactly! Look at the coach and how the player follows the coach - because they are good at developing and that is all that matters. It is all on the WJ website.
What many of the parents of young kids don't realize is the better players play for many organizations throughout their developmental years.
My older son played for a house league, an independent select team, EHF teams, BA teams, tournaments teams which were independent, some were affiliated with EHF organizations, a high school JV team, a high school varsity team and two different junior teams and now a college team. Which were the most important for his early development? I'd say his BA teams, his house team, the independent tournament teams and I'm sure he would have a different opinion.
Relax because the teams you bad mouth now might very well be the team your kids end-up playing for in the future. In fact if the kid is a good player, I'm positive he will at least play in a couple tournaments for an organization you would never predict at this point.
I think, what is far more impressive is the fact that they have 3 kids from Missouri on the roster. St. Louis hasn't been known to be the hotbed of ice hockey exactly.
Not sure where you have been but the St. Louis AAA Blues have been good for quite a while.
Correct 5 1st rounders this past year.