A ton of talk about high school hockey and "EHF Elite" kids.
Just a fact. AHS won the Super8 this year with "town C" players.
They played a system that fit the talent level and never waivered from it.
That is what wins championships. Get a good coach and stick with him. That is what that group did.
Oh and they also did it in baseball too!
I highly doubt those were town hockey players. Our D-I high school team has maybe one or two token town midget players and the other 20+ kids come out of club / select hockey. Town hockey is over. It's a baby sitting service and a great place for a kid to start. If you are playing town by peewee you won't be playing on a very good high school team and most likely the kid will be playing other sports.
EHF is so overrated... it's parents pumping up their egos.... means absolutely nothing come high school....
Did the St. John's baseball players play hockey in EHF Elite?
Actually, that's the nice part about baseball season, where our kids can have fun playing baseball against others from around town. I notice my son has just as much fun playing against the Steve's Hardware Store Brewers at the local ball field as he does playing hockey against super deluxe EHF elite hockey teams an hour away. And, at 11, there's nowhere near as much talk of who is elite although we can see who the better players are at this point while realizing that may not be the case in four or five years when they get to high school.
I hate to admit it because I love HS sports over club, but poster is right. My oldest played HS at a D1 school, just graduated. He's not a very good player compared to his little brother, who will be a frosh. The youngster heading the club route. Can't even compare the talent levels.