I thought the ECW Elite teams were pretty good for PeeWee? I know E9 is subpar to EHF Elite and closer to T1B in general but still good hockey right?
The league you plan in doesn't make your team good or bad. The coaches ability to recruit & teach determines good or bad.
Obviously the ECW basher either had a kid cut from the program or more likely was lured in by the prospects of his child playing "elite" hockey, didn't do any homework and became disillusioned after a season or two.