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They are definitely doing the giants a huge favor. I’d like to meet the brain trust from the friars. LOL
Now can only one team out of three (South, North, East) make each level of Tier 1 or are they considered separate programs for parity rules? Since there are new rules that only one team from a program that can enter the black parity tournament how do they select which team is allowed to compete. What if one of the teams has finished 1st or 2nd in the black division during regular season and get automatic black bid, can the other teams play in black parity or are the other teams competing for white without the chance of competing for black????? A lot of questions to answer before they start cashing the down payment checks.
The providence hockey club and MS are the owners.
Good luck to you RI parents! Now if you are unhappy with your kids team and want to change you can eliminate these three teams from your new team list. Because they are all under one umbrella they will all know you are looking and your only other "real" option in the state of RI is the Saints! It's amazing what these youth sports teams are doing...
We need Senator Elizabeth Warren to look into this !!!! Oh hold it, wrong state.
Let’s see, now 1000 youth players paying tuition to MS and the Caps. Control of ice time at 5 RI rinks..... Any RI parent that is a part of this deserves what they get. They are giving every player (and parent) a bar code which will be on each players bag and helmet, and parents key tag. Must keep track of everyone some how to charge everything. Real friendly environment... Right? Bar codes on helmets? What happened to names? Who thought they couldn’ Destroy hockey anymore... you’re wrong. Say bye bye to state league, town leagues, AA, & A leagues. Say hello to Providence hockey club house league. One big house league. Enjoy the $port.
THANKS PROVIDENCE HOCKEY CLUB !!! , Love Tim Lovell
The main goal is to make money and crush the competition. This deal does both. The Caps have already taken some of the Saints coaches and I'm hearing there are Saints players skating with Cap teams. Couple that with the poor numbers at the Saints ID skates and I would say that the Saints are in dire straits at the moment. Remains to be seen what happens but it's not looking good for them
3 seperate organizations (think Islanders/IHC) under one umbrella with control of the ice at 5 rinks. Your kid can play elite through C hockey depending on where they fall in skill level. And remember your elite kid may very well be playing men’s league with that C level kid in 15 years. It’s about money for sure but let’s hope it also helps to push the higher level kids up to the next level instead of staying put. RI hockey needs to develop its players. No one is really doing that in RI right now.
RI Hockey was already in trouble before this happened. Now its all under one name and the PHC can move players around to make their teams more competitive. They will lose and gain so numbers will stay the same. Tuition will go up for some teams as they already said it in a subtle way on their FAQ they posted on the websites. For those saying this helps the Saints are wrong. They are a Joke and they will have one team in the E9 next year (07) group and the rest BHL. For the prices people are going to pay and the competition level people are better of in Warwick or the Hitmen. The PHL and EJEPL arent FED Elite but are comparable options to Tier 1 and definitely better than EMHL at a fraction of the cost. Even SRI becomes a better choice for those southern kids because of the EJEPL. Either way the only thing changing is some uniforms and moree money for MS
Well said ^^^😉
what even worse for RI hockey is that all the parents moan and groan about this and about that but never do anything except keep paying out because to a rhode islander going to foxboro or bridgewater requires an overnight bag and there is the problem.
Now with one uber 'club' team that really is a cash grab and promises to be a larger dumpsstah fire than it currently is and a struggling saints & hitmen programs trying to stay afloat in the smallest state with smallest pool in NE, the RI kids who really can play would be better off over the border and making those SE mass teams better. Though agree if they are the ones with moms who look like bulldogs with cowbells and airhorns you can please stay in woonsocket or cranston
You my friend, do not have a clue. State league/Ejephl is one step past learn to skate.
Time for the Saints to set in.