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My son played prior and I stayed for part of the game... IHC was better team early and then the Refs blew the thing apart and flow was gone for both teams... pretty sure they actually put the wrong team in the box at one point on a blatant trip. might be the worst ref performance I have seen. IHC seemed to be 1 or 2 guys down most of second...! But the sh!% calls went both ways. These teams will have some good games and with any luck actually have real refs at some point. Missed the end but IHC must have made a run as they were down a couple when I left.
I stayed to Dad hahaha!!! I think i saw a few scouts in the stands they were tracking PK and PP stats... planning on giving Johnny a full ride to play college hockey and then straight to the bruins. In fact your kid is so good he should see if he can get an invite to the bruins camp next summer.., I heard they are looking for strong to quite strong pee wee's .... slow down fatty
Some real high end talent on both teams. Then it begs the general question not just for kids on those teams but for most high end teams at that age. Is my kid better off watching kids make all the plays, or on a lesser team/league where he has more of an impact on the game.
Real answer, and long-spoken cliche, is one most parents don't want to hear.
It's better for your kid to be an impact player on the next team down.
If your kid is not getting special teams, not getting .5 PPG as a FWD, not on the ice a lot in close games and/or at the end of games......then he will likely be better off being on another team where he can do those things.
Most parents let their egos get in the way.
I acknowledge there are exceptions. I'm not saying every Elite 3rd line winger needs to play Selects....but parents should know when their kids are making an impact and developing the right way. And the best way to develop (outside of practice) is to play in the right situations more often.