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Most of the teams are even, there are probably 13 teams that can compete with each other every week, 2 that don't belong (Bulldogs, and Top Gun) and another 5 that are 1-2 players away from being able to compete with the top 13 from this past weekend.
I'd like to know, why some orgs kept two teams that look equal but didn't make one super team for black and another team for white, so the kids get the development level they need for the upcoming year. Youth hockey at its finest $$$
Friars should definitely be in Black. Would like to see 13 and every team plays each other 3 times during the season. Either way it's split, I feel that there will be a lot of parity in this division next season. Can see the Eagles maybe struggling a little bit but all of these other teams will have even squads.
So if they lost 4 to 3 to both mmf and breakers then they should not be in either....get a life...
If nothing else, Breakers should be disqualified so both Friars and Monarchs make it.
If they are then shamrocks should be in as that gives them three wins...and it was a 4 to 3 game...so those illegal three players don't show breakers lose
This parity is an unmitigated disaster for the EHF. The timing doesn't allow enough time for teams to outfit their players with gear, and suspicion of foul play (real or perceived) casts a shadow over what could be a fun event. The BHL is gaining ground by doing nothing.
Yep....only saving grace is if they do the right thing
Not a coach and not involved my team in black...the right thing is if a team is caught cheating the rule is a forfeit,,,thems the rules....if u can't do the time dont do the crime
Hey idiot, did you ever think that maybe Eagles didnt have same # of players each day because of 1. Baseball 2. Lacrosse 3. Illness. Coach is carrying more players next season. Get your facts straight before you come whining on the dboard. Clearly, you were on one of teams Eagles beat this weekend. EHF already checked this out and the roster and players all legit. Move on!
Breakers forfeit all 4 games, Shamrocks in, instead of Breakers
EHF Elite doesn't have parity because the kids are the best at their age group. The rest of you are just color coordinating for sloppy seconds. Give it a rest and go back to Town A.
the black division was a bunch of cheats. there are 3 teams from one bracket in the black and all 3 teams suck. add the north shore shamrocks and half the black div sucks. EHF screwed this up big time. and my kid is on onew of the teams that went 4-0. it should be re-done. what a joke.
Parents of those teams must be ******* But will probably continue to give Tmac and the breakers their money
This EHF Parity is soooooo much better then the E9. I am excited to listen to you dumb people toil over spring parity and how bad it is going to screw up your summer and 8 months of hockey to follow.
True but if a player is on an elite 9 team full time tough to be on the tier 1 ehf full time as well....
Minuteman Flames only used their 12 full time skaters and 1 goalie for the entire parity tournament. Get your facts straight before you slander 12 year kids. We were the only team to go 4-0 and that was with a legitimate roster
...Kids were saying a kid from CT Rangers played in the Q, not sure if it was for MFF (doubtful) or one of the other teams , even if he did play at the Q it could have been a lower level team... I'm sure someone knows...
CT Rangers tier 1 team also went to the Q...
EHF should do the right thing for the kids and make BLACK 12 teams WHITE 10 teams and SILVER 8 teams. They are not losing any money this way (30) teams. Anyone with knowledge of hockey should be able to ascess that there were about 14 teams at parity that could easily be in BLACK. Friars, thunderbirds, Prov Caps, islanders tyngs, all are black teams.
Step up EHF and do the right thing
They only made 10 teams at other div in EHF- They would complain. But 04 was legit with how close some team were. They should put 12 in but they wont
Black 8 teams
White 8 teams
Silver 14 teams
Black division plays each team in the Black division 5 times = 35 games
Black division plays each white division team once = 8 games
Total games 43
White division plays each team in the white division 5 times = 35 games
White Division plays each team in the Black division 1 time = 8 games
Total Games 43
Silver plays each team in the silver division 3 times
Total games 39.
Don't use logic here on the DBoard.
South Shore Kings
Islanders Hockey Club
Woonsocket North Stars
Boston Jr. Eagles
Providence Jr. Friars
Greater Boston Vipers
North Shore Shamrocks
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
Kings win the division...Islanders win the playoffs.
Top 8 teams compete well. Last 2 teams don't win a combined total of 12 games.
May the fun begin.
Guys, let's not forget that the E9/BHL parity at 2004 was bungled last year as well, and it made for a weak E9. Things happen. I just wish they would be more aggressive moving teams mid-season between Black/White, White/Silver, or E9/BHL the way BHL moves teams from American to National.
Wouldn't be surprised if this lineup is not final.
No chance they change the 10 team formats...
I saw the Islanders at parity and they had a couple of kids with different gear out there so I'm assuming they picked up at least a few. Couldn't tell where they were coming from though.
Parity this time of year for next year is awful!...Can we agree that the Valley League handles parity the best? However with the early movement of teams schedule can't be set at beginning of year...
IHC picked up a couple of E9 skaters and a goalie. They looked real good at parity right where they left off from last season. 1 point last season and IHC would have made a deep playoff run last season.
With the 04s why aren't we doing this in the fall when they can check and the kids that are playing as "alternates" would have conflicts with their regular team. I know, it's just about selling ice.
Although the concept of parity is a great idea, in practice it is very flawed especially when the rules of the game will shift dramatically next year. On top of the change in checking, the gamesmanship of playing with the rosters will only serve to broaden the gap. Having the team split regionally makes a lot more sense than anything else I have seen so far. As for drawing a line in the sand based on a random number (10), that's as silly as the E9 concept.