The Official New England Ice Hockey DBoard
Visit The DBoard Online Store - https://www.cafepress.com/icehockeydboard
Click Here to Visit Our Facebook Page
Like every program, depends on level. And yes, the poster is correct about skills. Some families don’t like their kids being yelled at for not paying attention or goofing off so that’s fine. Same was said about TL. Just don’t try and compare any local skills to any of the Lovell programs, especially BA and Giants. They are good.
OMG there’s a great marketing slogan for Lovell... “ got a kid aged 2006 or above? Got $3600 burning a hole in your pocket? Looking for an opportunity for Little Johnny to grow his skills above state league? Then come to the 95 Giants where we will match him up with a bunch of other hockey misfits!” Ohh that sounds so good! If it’s a new organization then where do you think you are going to attract kids from?? State leagues! I wouldn’t **** on them too much... that’s where there is cash to be made! And if you go to My Hockey Rankings for any age group,you’ll see a number of A level state league teams ranked right up against AAA and Elite teams from across the country! makes me laugh... I wouldn’t call them misfits... I’d call them SUCKERS!!! Lol
Giants are folding. New Lovell team and management for Attleboro.
You people are morons. Sorry your kid is getting cut as they upgrade.
Upgrade? To what?...
They'll have tryouts, get checks, then change to Generals with new management and some new coaches.
It is very apparent that there is one, maybe two folks who aren't happy with the program and are spreading rumors about them folding, not having ice, director is a jerk, blah blah blah....same rumor-mill for other programs. Lovell has 16 teams there, plus their Juniors teams. At least 2 additional teams being added next year. Like every year, there will be a rotation of kids between all the local programs. When all said and done, the rink sells a ton of ice, Lovell makes a ton of money and the kids improve way more than they would playing town hockey or for programs like the the Huskies, Caps or Saints, as all those ones have useless daddy coaches.
Focus less on wins and losses and more on quality instruction and ice time folks.
“Useless daddy coaches”.... I love it! You are right on the money, sir! Consider it a gift, folks, when your kid plays on team where the coach doesn’t have his kid on the team! Oh I’m sure there’s plenty of coaches here who like to believe they aren’t biased toward their kid, but when you get a paid coach with no skin in the game other than to develop the team, you’ve hit the jackpot! FYI not all Lovell teams use “daddy-free” coaches...
Thank you all for your info. Considering the 2007 and 2010 future, I'm between New England knights and terrier program. Going to watch teams play in next few weeks. And try to talk to coaches. 2007 looking to see a good goalie and good play, good environment for the 2010. Again thank you all and best of luck for all.
Your kid didn’t cycle through for six months. He was horrible. Playing way over his head. We know who you are idiot. You don’t like them because your kid was not Goodnuf to play here. You were used to coaching your kid so you can throw him out there all the time. The second you brought him to an organization with an independent coach that held him accountable for all his mistakes that bothered you. Just be honest with yourself.
Program is working the kinks out. Director in over his head so will have a lot more support next year. No financial troubles at the rink at all. That is all rumor. They also have an ironclad long-term lease with a ton of ice.
OP, good luck with your decision.
There is only 1 child staying with the 06 95 Giants team. I know this because we(parents of current outgoing team) have all discussed where everyone is going. No one had a good experience,...no one!
Kind of confused by this. Which team are you talking about? Elite or select? And if you aren’t returning because of one kid, and I mean the entire team, that kid must have been seriously impactful to be solely responsible for a -47 goal differential. If you are blaming one kid or family for an entire team stinking maybe you need to look in a mirror! Many teams/ families over there having a lot of success, seems like you are an aberration. Why is that? And I wonder where you are going? You are lucky if you have this all sorted out before tryouts for ehf teams. Unless, hmm, maybe you have no plan.
I understand there will not be a 2010 team. That age group is very thin. Low numbers all over. 07s are a solid team. People are staying on that team. They did pretty well and had a good year. 06/05/04/03 were all shaky. 05s were terrible. Not sure how they will fix that. The 04s are looking to restructure, I think. They have a new, non-parent coach. Anybody know if those kids are staying? U14 is such a weird year.
There are now 2 2007 teams there
Giants are struggling to get enough kids this year. Too many surrounding teams.