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Or..you can play in the fed, stay home an simply play your league scheudle and local tournies and you will be constantly playing top 25 teams.
Or just play games and ignore ranking.
As your kids get older you will realize the ranking serve one purpose.
For the older kids to say “I played on a top five ranked team my whole youth career”
When the pinnacle of their hockey life was playing on top five ranked team and nothing more.
You left out an important detail.
You have to compete with those teams.
Get your clock cleaned by 10 goals and that just knocks you down.
Which is what’s likely to happen if you play a team ranked 50 spots higher than you.
Wait for it,
Here it comes,
Because they are that much better.
But, does that have anything to do with the future success of any particular player?
Which tournaments base their divisions of MHR?
MHR is so messed up. You have top Upper Gold Teams being ranked way higher than top Platinum teams. The top platinum team in our division would easily beat the top gold team by 10 goals.
The rankings only take into account the last 10 games a team plays. This is why the top ranked MHR teams play a bunch of top tier invite only tournaments throughout the year. Losing big at these tournaments is infinitely better than not going at all because of the strength of schedule factor. Top teams can't go too long without playing a tournament- their ranking cant survive on just regular season games. Look at a calendar- it's rare for them to go 10 games without a tournament.