It isn't allowed for teams to bring in ringers for their regular games only tournaments correct?
Does that mean they are illegal players? Could they be alternates coming from another game? Could they have been late?
the whole alternate thing is BS and should be done away with. Play with your team. If you can't win then get new players for your roster.
The alternate crap also causes problems for the full time teams that these kids play for. It's overall selfish - from both the alternate and the team allowing it. What is even more ridiculous is that it happens on '13, '14 and '15 teams.
That is a different question but it doesn’t make them illegal
ya, but isn't it all about the money and the more games Joey plays the better he get's!!!
So they added non-roster players mid-game? That’s spectacular and some Coach-of-the-Year level cheating. How did you determine they were non-roster?
Because they could be rostered kids. Probably alternates. Doesn’t mean it’s cheating.
I don’t disagree that bringing in non rostered players is illegal but you have to check before saying someone is cheating
2011 BJT Platinum did it a few times in recent years. Lovell kids showing up to end of season games introducing themselves to their new “teammates” in the warm room while they tried to figure out what locker room to go in.
Why would Lovell kids go to a platinum team
2010 Platinum division looks really good. 5 top teams all separated by a few points.
Consider it a first lesson on how corrupt hockey is. Learn it at the younger levels so you are not as disappointed at the High School/Prep/ Jr Levels because it gets much, much worse.
As a parent from the team the flames played I can tell you they didn't cheat. We knew those kids were coming late, half our kids play on middle school teams together. There was no reason for them to cheat. They outplayed us, they're a good team, there's no reason to disparage them especially when whoever posted this originally has no **** idea what they're talking about.
Issues with Alternates seem to come from two places.
Internally - Parents that don't like when alternate Alex bumps full time Timmy off the 2nd line.
Externally - When proud organizations that have parents with high expectations lose a game they should have won, because a stud alternate showed up. Or, when a team is bringing in imports, and listeing them as full time players. While they live and play 200 miles away monday-friday.
Where I come from programs require coaches to sign a certain number of kids. 2 Alternates = 1 full time player. Let that sink in. One, sometimes two alternates, at practice are essentially paying the freight for a kid that would otherwise be at every practice and game. Alternates usually make half the practices and can only play 10 e9 games. And 15 ehf games. No playoffs for alternates in either league. Usually those 2 alternates would both be better than last pick Luke.
If you are the proud parent of a 9 year old, who's incredible team loses in a nail-biter because alternate Alex or jet set Johnny got a hat trick, I'm sorry. But please put it all into perspective. It's youth hockey. We should want our kids having fun, while playing with and against great competition.
Heard that Patriots HC last weekend was caught using players not on the team and the refs called them on it. Perp walked the coach out of the building for cheating.
at least 1 that makes them a "powerhouse" is rostered on fed elite team.
Isnt that no longer allowed
I would think this isn't something that helps anyone in the long run. Winning games isn't everything. Winning games doesn't necessarily make someone a better player either. As a parent I'm more focused on how my own kid is progressing, not on whether he's on the best team according to MHR