Let me ask this - a kid who is playing on the eagles now and is a '13 or '14...are they pretty much guaranteed a spot on that team for the future? Like they'd have to get pretty bad to not make the team again? Or are they serious about cutting people?
16 y/o Jr. Eagle on my kid's varsity prep team. 4th liner, average (to below average) speed, size, shot, IQ. Absolutely nothing about his game even sniffs elite. Yet he has an insufferable opinion of himself, and believes he should be a first liner & tells every teammate as much. To be honest the kid wouldn't be a first liner on a D3 MIAA Varsity team, let alone a NEPSAC Varsity team. But when you're a Jr.Eagle I guess you're told ad nauseam you are elite. Tell someone a lie enough times and eventually they'll believe it.
I think you are an idiot too. There is no way that a team outside the top 10 in MIAA would "crush" a top u14 team ranked that high nationally. Its an interesting debate but I just don't see it. Would love to see a game though.
stop it with the miaa comparison
some of these people clearly have not watched enough or any highschool games to think that this group of kids could compete with a decent highschool team
likewise, I'm sure s lot of these same people have never watched a D3 college or college club game to realize how good that level of hockey is as well
enjoy it for what it is and while it lasts because the majority of all of these kids will not play at any level of college
The Eagles are a first class organization. This is from someone who comes from another competitive organization and respects how they do business. No organization is perfect or meet's everyone's needs. But their philosophy, strength of ownership down to the coaches and their on ice performance demonstrates they are a great organization to play for. It may not be right for your child or where he is in their development but to call them a joke is totally not true.
they're not a joke. But they're also not the only good hockey program in MA.