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good programs getting more kids than ever - bad programs are not, real simple
Yes the FED is where it's at , it is also where all the scouts from the NHL are every weekend . Hockey East scouts at most of the tryouts as well .
If your kid is not in the FED they shouldn't even be playing .
Went to E9 tryouts for 05 & 06, numbers were the same or greater than last year.
The E9 program my child in is down significantly. (mid level)
Are 07 valley warriors making moves. Are players staying or leaving. Tough season it looks like. Asking for a friend
Team is run by nucklehead parents stay away.
Grammar police aside the fact remains the same
Play them often and would have to agree with OP
On the whole, E9 tryout numbers have been anemic.
Too many teams not enough bodies to go around. Youth hockey at its breaking point.
And if people in "the hockey world" said something, take it as gospel.