You are either trolling or trying to get good interactions on the d board. And I don't blame you. Oldest argument and basically the genesis of this D Board.
Bottom line is that it doesn't matter where your kid plays until he is 14. If he is good he will make a team at u14 that plays in all the high end events with all the scouts and prep school coaches attending.
I promise you that whatever birth year you are, whoever ends up coaching the Rats, Eagles, Whalers at u14 could care less where you play. If you can play your on the team. Kid from Arlington youth hockey made the whalers last year. One example.
Why would you play e9 over EHF? If you are not on the top two or three teams who cares? Should a kid be 3rd liner on 8th place EHF team or go to e9 team that is right around corner? Don't be stupid. Pick the program closest to where you live. IT doesn't matter if your good.
EHF troll as usual, leaves out E9 teams went 5-3-1 vs EHF across all age divisions. One loss coming from a BHL team that won the BHL parity to get into the E9 this season.
There were several E9 teams that did pretty well.
12 Railers 5-0-1
12 Warriors 4-1
12 Wizards 4-1
11 BA 3-1-1
11 Avalanche 2-2-1
10 Patriots 3-1-1
10 BA 3-1-1
10 Americans 2-2-1
09 Warriors 3-1-1
09 Spartans 2-2-1
09 Patriots 2-2-1
U16 Patriots 4-0
U16 Spartans 3-0-1
U16 Wizards 2-1-1
E9 is a solid league anyone that says otherwise has an agenda they are pushing.
Guy glosses over E9 went 5-3-1 over EHF elite then tries to compare it to platinum lol lost all credibility. Are the top 2-3 EHF teams better than the E9 I would probably agree at younger ages yes, but the rest are on par with E9 teams. If people would get their egos out of the way you could see some pretty good cross over games between EHF elite and E9.
How did some of those much better EHF teams do in Rochester?
BSB and BJT are a joke at the younger ages. Kids get cut from BA all the time.
If you’re talking the 2011 BA team maybe, aside from that team, no other BA year would beat BB or BSB. Well maybe BSB this year…
My kids BA team did beat a BSB 'elite' team in the militia cup by a lot.
I agree with your breakdown of the leagues spot on anyone that says anything else isnt spending any time watching the level of play.... The EHF elite is the top just the way it is
Just look at MHR last year for any of these debates. Clearly EHF has a bunch of teams higher ranked in every division.
I can tell you this as someone whose kid played his entire youth career in the BHL.
It was a combination of location. Coaching and skills that were offered as well as a decent team that only lost a handful of games over a five or six year period.
Was asked numerous times to play elsewhere.
When he got older and started playing with kids from all over the country I can unequivocally tell you this. The vast majority of the EHF kids were on the lower end.
The top few kids on his teams did not play EHF and my kid was surprised at how bad some of the kids and teams were that were EHF lifers.
I understand that it comes down to individual kids. So parents comparing BHL to lower ehf teams. Wait a few years. You will no longer be telling parents that your kid played in the fed and lots of those BHL kids look down on those ehf kids now.
I can think of a good handful of dads who played pro hockey and now have their kids playing for BA. Two are nhl scouts today. I don't think they'd have their kids play for BA if it were a bad program (as everyone here tried to make it out to be) and yes their kids are good.
I know there are former NHL guys who have kids in the EHF too so yes it works both ways...but the EHF isn't some magical unicorn that is the only thing chosen.
Jimmy, you should delete this thread. You are like a Bully that talked smack and then got put in his place. Ouch.
The seahawks are not a good team. Who cares if they lost to SSK.
The 2011 team are a BHL National team like your ehf gold teams they are not good.
BHL is close to Fed upper gold. It’s ok hockey. Anyone who thinks BHL is a good league is an idiot.
Lol here come the lower Fed parents…
EHF Gold and below is not good hockey.
BHL National also not good hockey.
BHL American is equal to EHF platinum depending on the age one or the other could be a little stronger.
E9 is pretty equal to EHF elite minus the top 1-3 teams depending on age that destroy the rest of the league.
There are some stronger BHL American and EHF platinum teams that can beat bottom 2 of EHF elite or E9 teams.
The gold parents thinking they can compete with BHL American teams is laughable.
arent there teams that are part of the E9 and BHL? For some reason I thought BA was part of both?
BA’s select (2) team would be in the BHL.
who are some of these BHL teams?
Let’s just go by some of last year’s games…
2011 Patriots Select team (11-9-3 in BHL American) beat 2011 Manchester Flames Platinum team (3rd place and made final 4) 3-1
That same Flames team only beat a BHL National team Casco Bay 2-1
2011 Patriots Select BHL team also beat North Stars Platinum team 2-0.
Lol source trust me bro
#1 Fed Elite
#2 Fed Plat & E9
#4 Fed UG, BHL A, PHL, VHL E
#8 Fed LG & BHL N
#10 VHL Not Elite
It depends what team. I'm on the south shore and I'd pick BA over BB or BSB. Awful programs, particularly at the development level.
People can try to post this nonsense all they want doesn’t make it true…
Imagine caring this much about comparing your kids league to other leagues. Drop your kid off at hockey and take your fat tookis to the gym. Here comes the "sorry your kid plays town" from a baby dik daddy.
If EHF itself was that great BA would not be in business. Anyone who skates for BA could easily skate for BSB, bb or BJT.
I just want to thank everyone on this thread for all of the time you’ve committed to this discussion and for finally settling this years-long debate
Haha . I hope you are talking about the BA kids playing on gold teams and not the elite teams.
It is amazing parents keep debating EHF vs E9/BHL every year. It is a fact that EHF has a larger share of top players, but the reality is the vast majority of players on the EHF elite and E9 teams will not play on the top 2 or 3 teams when it comes U14 and above. Nobody cares where you played at mite/squirt/peewee. Just have faith in whatever works for your family, be patient and enjoy the ride.
I didn't even know what EHF or E9 was until i came to this forum. We chose a program we knew people working at and was close to our house. My kids are young and i'm more focused on how they are playing, do they like the sport, their coach, their teammates. One of my kids also plays on a spring club team that he had to try out for as well so yes he's pretty good at this point. On this team there are kids from both E9 and EHF teams. I think it's rather unpleasant how E9 gets so many put downs though.
Because his friends are there and they enjoy playing hockey together? Do you honestly think that your kid is going to a better beer league team than the other kids?
ALL I KNOW IS THAT THERE ARE MORE FED MOMS THAT SWALLOW THAN BHL ONES. FACTS.
Milk jug from the Providence platinum team with 2 kids on the utter at all times def swallows…
This thread is pure (lower) gold. 100% would read again.