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.