When is the field for the U 14 Nat announced?
Breakers got robbed!
Breakers did not get robbed. It was a numbers game. Unfortunate for the Breakers, but once Madison Capitols won the central district over one of the Chicago teams the jig was up. Both Chicago teams, Team Wisconsin and the other Detroit team got at-large bids. All were top 10 in MHR and had higher or nearly equivalent SOS ratings. Everybody can gripe about Washington Pride being in the tournament but every district that wants in gets a slot. Washington Pride is the de facto winner of their district so they are in. Yes they only have 2 wins listed but they also played and won against a number U16 teams which are not calculated in the MHR list.
This team from Washington got shutout by the Shamrocks a tier 2 team who just got outscored in the States 27-2 in three games.
They also paid the entry fee for the Stoney Creek event went 0-5 and was outscored 45-0
Don't care what U 16 benders they beat, not deserving to be at Nationals and maybe USA Hockey should address this and let the Breakers in.
You can’t write the rules so it works best for the Breakers. That’s why they have at large bids. Each district winner gets a shot. Washington may not have a chance, but it’s a fair process. Else all of the teams would come from MN, Detroit, Chicago and NE. It would be easy to argue the second team from MA should be the Thunderbirds as they were the runner ups at States. That would be a far more fair process than picking the next best team based upon an arbitrary web ranking.
Fusco bought a Prep School that his boys go to so they would play and this really surprised you?
Nonsense. If next year's team has more CT players than MA, they play in the CT States? Unlikely. Maybe now because their strategy failed but that's not how they ended up missing Nationals this year. They just thought they were better than they are. Just like the Breakers.
want some cheese for that whine?
That is a lot of teams
SF is the queen of the Tier 2 ball. He has taken so high end players and lost to lesser teams in Tier 1. He continually fills the bottom of his Tier 1 rosters with long time players who should be sent back to Tier 2 and take better players from outside the program.
What could be if this Ivy educated guy actually had a functioning brain. Unfortunately he does not. CG and MM own SF when it counts.
Problem is that many U14 parents think that Tier 1 and Tier 2 means something. Smart programs, that care about player development and less about banners, treat it like boys hockey. Tier 1 should be U14 half season with high school players. Tier 2 should be U14 full season with middle schoolers. Full season boys and girls at U14 allow for real practice time and skill development because your teammates aren’t leaving when the high school season begins or when they have Fall varsity sport commitments. If your player is good enough they will get plenty of visibility from prep schools and colleges at either Tier 1 or Tier 2.
Finally anyone that actually knows the Sorcerer or is a long time dboard reader knows that there is no speaking ill of the Wizards ever!
I love it how parents of girls can keep commenting on the same thread for weeks. Literally, weeks.