Truth is the e9 doesn’t deserve parity because only 5ish teams per birth year are quality teams. I’m not knocking the e9 I just think it’s not a strong league top to bottom. Personally think they should just use the first 2 weekends in September to establish who the top 6 are and place them in the e6. Top 4 teams from e6 play a best of three final four are end of year to crown the champ. The bottom 2 move down and compete for BHL title.
I've said this before and I'll say it again. Both leagues are better off copying the smaller division format of town hockey. Valley literally has 8-9 tiers for each age group and continuously move teams up and down the tiers throughout the season. The end result is that by the new year, most teams have found their spot and games are tight. That is, until the club kids come back for the playoffs and it's suddenly a clown show again.
EHF & E9 should merge and have no more than 6 teams per division, from AAA down to D level. And use the first 10 weeks of the season as an ongoing parity.
half of the E9 doesn't belong there. Moved my 13U kid from an E9 "elite" team to EHF Platinum last season. His E9 team was middle of the road and would be absolutely smoked by 75% of the platinum teams he played against. EHF elite teams were a step above that and usually beat his team by 4-5 goals. E9 has 3-4 solid teams then a HUGE gap to the rest.
My kid is bottom half of E9 and played platinum EHF teams in a tournament last season and smoked them. Parents were yelling to play in the right division. So, this idea is old that platinum teams are E9 level.
E9 and Platnumn are one in the same actually most of the platnumn top teams would beat E9 in most divisions
A cape cod club team
Because these teams wanted a chance to qualify for E9!!!! So they have their shot on the ice. Unlike other leagues.
System seems to be pretty fair and accurate. As the best teams so far have advanced and qualified for E9.
At Mediocre hockey. In the Fed platinum teams could not compete. Bandits Elite won Platinum easily in 20-21. They weren’t competitive in a single game in Elite this past year.
Parity allows teams a chance to play into the E9. Typically only 2 teams get a chance to move up. Most of these teams struggle during the year but some do well. Some people keep posting in general about performance vs EHF/Plat. Every age group is different. For example the 2010 and even the 2008 are week. I'm just not impressed with an age group that can't compete with teams/players a year older. This has been my opinion for the last 3 years. Of course some teams can, but the majority can't. Most of you clowns can't see this because you still think you're kid is going pro. The truth is only a handful of kids are truly elite. The sad reality is you morons bragging about youth hockey. You never played. But please continue with the expert advice. My favorite is the mite and squirt dads. HAAAAAAAA
You parents need to start looking at this parity thing like a tournament. Its a great way for the players to get better and better. Thats the goal and all parents should know this.
what teams are in the E9? I can't get a clear answer on google
Depends on the age group, what age group are you looking for?
2008, 2009 and 2014
I don’t see 2008 but this is what I can see for the others based on the qualifier scores:
Valley Jr Warriors
New England Knights
Boston Jr Rangers
Valley Jr. Warriors
More parity games are absolutely necessary and I would recommend a month long parity tournament in June or July. Need to reinforce a win at all cost mentality before these kids hit puberty! Remember if you ain't cheating...you just ain't trying.
What were these last 2 weeks about? Did we make it into the E9? What were we playing for? To get into E9 Prep division? Did our kid’s baseball and lacrosse teams lose because we weren’t there? Will 14 14U teams be in the E9? What will the E9 look like after split season? Did we just play 6-7 games in the Spring to figure out how 10 games will be played next Fall? Did we figure out anything? What were the scores of our kid’s baseball and lacrosse games? Is my lawn overgrown now?