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Seems like they shouldn't be so picky
Guessing they were denied for one of two reasons or both:
1) The club looking to join pulls kids from the same general geographic area as a FED founding member. Always looking out to protect the business model.
2) The club looking to join is owned or run by someone that a FED founding member has issues with. In other words, it's run by someone the board feels is a jerk. Trying to think back but I believe there was a lawsuit between the parties over ice contracts at Essex a few years back.
In this case, both could be true if the Wings actually wanted to join. First, they pull from the same area as the Islanders and second, the two organizations have a poor history with each other.
From what I can see on their twitter account they are part of PHL, EHF Selects & Beast League.
Agreed. Seems to be an ego thing. There are certain birth years across various different leagues that should play each other because they have similar competition but it's not allowed.
Thanks for chiming in slumlord. And, you may want to look into an incident that took place in that sh*thole on NY's Day that involved a leaky roof and a person being taken away in an ambulance with a severe injury.