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?