IF BJE is so great (particularly at the youth level) why do so many of their players spend the extra money on Will O'neill skills, jr bruins and to be in other random tourney's? Perhaps the BJE itself isn't doing enough. A few of the BJE teams as young as '14s had their kids fly to Chicago for labor day weekend to be in a tournament. Of course the parents had to pay and it's something many teams could have done. Islanders had some kids go also.
I know you’re still busy trying to make sure 2014 Timmy makes it out of his pull-ups and makes it to the toilet so I’ll go easy on you. 95% of the top kids in the area are involved in some sort of outside skills/ skating instruction/tournament team. That’s not a knock on the organization that’s developing the player, it’s just a sign of the times. The FOMO is real with hockey parents.
well kudos to these feeder programs. Give them some credit I'd say.
I think people forget that teams can't necessarily change a player. If a kid doesn't have talent or isn't really into the game no team or league can change that. If a player is truly talented it will work out for them.