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Re: Providence Jr Bears

Hardy Astrom
The Bears are kind of ridiculous. You\'ve got a couple of coaches who keep their kids and friends together. They shut out the other kids from developing. Yeah, it\'s town and that\'s exactly why this crap shouldn\'t be happening. All these kids just want to play HS with your Chartreuse Division bender in Division 2 in Rhode Island. If those kids who always stay together and make the A team are so good, then send them up to club. The PHC will be happy to accommodate. Otherwise, GPYHA needs to spread the talent equally and make competitive teams across the division of A, B and C. The state league is crumbling and it\'s hardly state league when you have to travel to the Cape, Nantucket and Martha\'s Vineyard to play a **** game. There\'s a reason for town teams and the SNEHC along with the Bears has lost sight of it.
Why should the Jr Bears offer sending their kids on the A team to PHC? It makes no sense to me. Also why should the Bears be obligated to spread the talent around? That makes no sense either, I would think any organization would try to put the best kids on the A teams and the best of the rest on the B and so on. Putting a kid on the B team who should be on the A team is counterproductive I would think.

You say state league is a mess but I will commend Warwick for at least trying to create a program for keeping their best players with the Blues. There's no question the Club teams are taking away from the town teams. Warwick realizes that and has given an avenue for the better plays to play in a club like setting. Granted it's the PHL and EJEPL but it's better than state league.
Yea, except kids that belong on a B team make the A team because of who they know

Re: Providence Jr Bears

The Bears have great coaches, they are winning and the kids get more puck touches than most club teams. Leave your kids there, let them have fun. Worry about the larger picture when they have muscles and you can determine their strengths and weaknesses, why sit the bench for Daddy coaches on club teams that will double and triple shift their Bender’s so they can have a chance at the glory and they still don’t produce

Re: Providence Jr Bears

Congratulations to the GPYHA Junior Bears. You know that you have made it when the Dboard Dbags are whining about your organization.

Re: Providence Jr Bears

The OP is clearly a disgruntled dad who 'thinks' his bender got raw deal. You need to get over it. If you don't like it learn how to skate and get a coaching cert.

As for your claims they are not grounded in reality. GPYHA is a solid town program with decent coaching and people and you get a lot what you pay for. And from experience I can tell you that when I brought my kid over there from 'outside' as a second year peewee he made the A team after tryouts. No collusion, didn't know 1 daddy or coach on team, no backroom deal. Zippo! We ultimately left for other options but never had a bad experience with the org.

So before you go and try to tear down a town org on dboard simply bc little johnny got put on B team with kids who 'you' feel are inferior know what the heck you are talking about. Not to mention I'm sure the inferior kids and parents of B team are gonna love having you around all next year. I'll bet PHC will love to have you on the EMHL or SNEHC team for 2x the money and then you can say little johnny's arrived, yet in reality you'll still be playing B or C level hockey.

Re: Providence Jr Bears

It's a story as old as select hockey. In fact the idiots who have gotten involved over the past 25 years in town hockey programs are the same buffoons who have killed town hockey. And then when one of the better players leaves to join a team selected more on merit, the townies all get bent out of shape. Look morons, you are the ones who killed your little fantasy factory of town hockey, deal with it! :tired_face: