My son has played in both the EHF and PHL. PHL has some teams, maybe 1-2 per age group that could play in Tier 1 black. The rest land in white and EMHL. The problem with the PHL is that is lacks any sort of parity, even within teams. And it is mostly pond hockey meaning teams do not play as a team. There is usually one or two kids that carry it up and score.
EHF has stronger parity across teams and within. Kids aren't able to rush the puck- team play is required to win for squirt and higher.
you sound like you might be bitter. i was at the parity. i have family that plays on a PHL team and go watch his games often. I happen to have a son on one of the teams in the tier 1 black. that monarchs team played awful this weekend. some issues there. that said, that monarchs team playing as they were 3 weeks ago or so when last i watched them looked really good. i would have bet money given their opponents that they would have steam rolled the parity teams they played.
all that said, sorry phl has/had 2 to 3 teams that i think from watching that are very good and could easily compete in the black 05 tier 1, but as a whole, sorry the phl is not as good. top to bottom more depth.
and believe me, it's pretty clear that the silver division nonsense is a fed hockey money grab.
sorry overall the better hockey is in ehf.
hahahaha....3 teams maybe, and one just made it into the black tier 1 div in the fed, so as a whole, not from what I have seen.
seriously??? EHF white is even better. You may find a couple teams in the PHL that can play black. Most are white or even EMHL level. The PHL does not have the draw and is unable to field teams that have any semblance of equity among their players.
It is good for the older players, but EHF and BHL is where you find the best teams and players at the youth level except for the couple of outliers in PHL.
Top 4/5 teams in Black are better then PHL premier. But after that, and the White division, they're about the same at PW and Squirts. PHL is superior at 14 up. PHL is a young league and adding teams each year so let's see what happens.
If PHL can develop the U12 and below then that would be a better league for T1 then BHL and Black/White/Silver. Sliver is just ridiculous as well.
Monarch teams that ended up in White will regret it. U12 in Black will struggle, but that's not a bad thing unless you have nutty parents.
And nutty parents they do have. One mother father combo was completely out of line. Yelling and screaming, pulling there kid off the ice. Threatening to call the cops. They should not be allowed in any rink in New England.
I am sure the 05 Islander parents will give those Monarch parents a run for their money.