I actually thought TG04 was a decent team this past season, and did well finishing 4th in EHF Elite. They appeared to be well coached and played above their talent level. Their top 2 D are headed to Seacoast.
That was last year. Tier 1 talent with no coach for next year. Maybe there will be a urinal in the men's room though.....
Just talked to BM... He says he's all in. Maybe you know better though? You seem to be an authority on BM. In case you missed it, all u14 full season teams significantly watered down each year. Just not enough upcoming 8th grade u14 talent from year to year. Happens every year. Pay attention. Who's looking good - full season - I'd like to know?
Kings, rats, wizards will be the top U14 FS
Definitely Kings who retain most of their team and pick up 2 strong forwards and a goalie. Rats will be strong with lots of Islanders and Eagles. Hadn’t heard the Wizards. Do they retain their team and pick up some others? Doubt they will be as strong as Kings or Rats. Obviously lots of talent dilution with a number of top players going prep, leaving FS teams for HS after the split season, top U14’s playing U16 for Islanders, Bruins, Bandits, etc. Obviously MFF will be very strong and likely be the favorite for the national championship, especially with Honeybaked falling apart. Other Detroit teams will benefit from that and perhaps Shattuck. A couple local players going to Shattuck. While there’s talent dilution here, in the rest of the country their is talent concentration on the top clubs in each area. The one exception to that locally is Seacoast Performance Academy. They are absolutely loaded on D, and have several elite forwards. Will they have a top goalie and enough depth at forward? Will also be interesting to see their development over the course of the season with more individual and team training than other teams. I suspect they will be a surprise breakout team.
IHC 04 Elite will have different look next year. Coach taking his son and a few others to U16 Jr. Bruins, others going to Rats. Some may play IHC U15, some staying with team, will still have some good players. Won't be as competitive as Kings, Rats or SPA. CT. Jr Huskies, who ended up with the 04 Elite playoff championship, also won't be the same team, with top forward and top D both going to SPA.
Thanks for letting us know your bender will be playing for seacoast next season!
Haha, typical douceboardy response. If only it was so.
Where will BJE and Terriers fit in? Also behind Kings, Rats, SPA?
Which AYHL team is Huskies goalie moving to? My money would be on NJA, otherwise why make the move? It’s within driving distance from CT, will be one of the better U14 teams around, plays a national schedule, will likely advance to nationals from NJ/Eastern Penn District where they don’t have to go through MFF in New England District, etc. No doubt one more year of club hockey before he goes prep the following year.
A number of BJE moving to Rats with Islanders. BJE will still have a team, but unclear what it will look like. May have spots.
BJT has players moving to SSK, prep, HS, etc., and goalie is going U16. May have spots.
In FS U14, SSK and Rats likely to be top dogs in Mass, MFF and SPA in New England, Buffalo Sabres and NJA in NY/NJ. Some top 04 going U16.
What other AYHL team makes sense? If not NJ Avs, why leave Huskies for much further league games? Only makes sense to go for more national, T1EHL type schedule with a strong team. I’m sure someone in the know will chime in. Players from NJ and LI commute to MFF, and one used to commute from Boston. Goalies don’t have to go to every practice, most important for games, so easier for goalies to be on teams further away. In outlying areas compared to greater Boston, traveling long distances is much more common. Even though I did minor in geography, i’m not any good at it.
Last season the rats goalie was from Long Island and came up for games. Not a big deal. Good luck to the kid.
With what has gone on up there this past year, I would not rely much on what anyone is committed to. The program has been littered with empty promises and falling flat on commitments...
Late April, most programs completely set by now and solid players already committed.
BJE putting together a pretty strong HS team with some who played U14 last season, coached by Rivers coach
BJE U14 SS getting IHC forward going prep. They should be getting most of the local 04 going prep/HS, so should be a solid team.
IS it better to be a 3rd liner on a U16 team or a 1st liner on a U14 team?
Asking for a friend....
Heard another Top Forward going to BJE
Where did he play last season?
Heard the same thing in Chicago last week
So... 2 BJE U14, 1 BJE Goalie, 2 Caps, 1 Islanders, 1 new mystery... who else
You guys are just dying to name names. Is 14 old enough to just post the d@mn roster? Seacoast seems to think so. All of the national-bound teams' rosters must be set by now, so it should no longer be rumor.
And no goalie
SPA has a goalie, although don’t know anything about him. Many good teams this past season did not have strong goalies. There were some not so strong teams with really good goalies.
SPA has a team with a full roster. TG does not and is still reaching out to players. Maybe TG can get some players from their half season or Tier 1 team? Oh crap they don't have a half season or Tier 1 team.
I'm sure the Govs Academy AD will be thrilled to hear that the new coach hired to turn around the worst ISL hockey program is "all in" on a FS U14 team at TG. BTW I am so sorry your kid plays for Top Gun.