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Capitals, Friars, Woonsocket North stars. Rhode Island's way of putting three really bad programs in the EHF and the EMHL. Only in Rhode Island!
Are they merging?
So another Rhode Island team in the EHF they can't win a game. Please make sure you check clears though.
These two organizations needed a place to play and the caps get a piece of every kid who plays on these teams. Between 100-200 per player
Saints only respectable program in the state
Friars best players will now have a chance to play elite with the caps. Can count on your hand how many that is. Friars have 1 good team, 07, and they will lose their best player to the Caps.
Northstar's sold out. The board in place made selfish moves for their kids...They will have 1 team in tier 1 that's it. The 05 team will be the only one, all others will stay in the EMHL which is equal to Town B hockey. Woonsocket was worried about the new complex in Attelboro and losing the 05 kids there, so they handed over the reigns to the Caps. Pathetic this happened to such a great program (historically).
Tier 1 in the EHF is so watered down its pathetic. Look at how the Hockey Northeast teams dominated for a year and left a few years ago. Save your money and play on the A teams in South Shore, CHC etc...
Caps are ruining hockey in RI. Folks would rather drive to Massachusetts instead of play for them.
Caps own the Friars? How is that possible?
The big guy doesn't have deep pockets...either that or his pants are too tight.
RI hockey is watered down thanks to the greedy Caps program and its only getting worse. I Take the ride to MA for my kid but I see In the future the same will happen their.
Northstars will fold in 3 year. Jr Friars will fold in 5 years. Capitals deep pockets. And let's not forget the Saints. Sorry RI hockey is now Capitals Hockey.
You are crazy the Saints have the best coaches from 05-08.. DF and MS will fall to the Saints in 2 years.
Reply Re: Capfriarstars
You are crazy the Saints have the best coaches from 05-08.. DF and MS will fall to the Saints in 2 years
Saint do not even have a stable Home rink! Nobody wants to go to Burriville so their kid can play in the "Not so Elite 9" or BHL National divion. Saints will go away when Director realizes he can't sell a half a million dollars for a non-profit and let's it die
Lol 05 team is terrible, 06 has kids from town 2 and 3 teams and plays in the BHL. 07 team may not have enough players and same goes for the 08 team. People that run the Saints are the ones who ruined hockey in RI. Still doing it now. Skating out of 3 rinks all over the state plus travel to games all over and playing in BHL??? What is the draw??? There is 1 elite program in RI Caps that's it.
Caps and Bandits are basically same organization. Check please. No development, can't win.
I see that "no development" line on here a lot but what does that actually mean? Is it the lack of skills? lack of coaching? lack of ice time?
Lost the focus on development, it's now just a business and since they have deep pockets forget about any studs coming out of RI. And please don't fool yourself about Noel Acciari.... Good not a NHL Stud!!! RI will be luck to produce another 4th liner for the NHL.. Just keeping it real.It's not a knock on him it the brain trust of RI hockey that could have helped him become a better player.
so your saying if i want my kid to develop i need to go else where. I live in central RI so where do i go?
Go north young man
Caps is that Sgt. Hulka's team?
This trifecta is a nice joint venture....every kid, of every ability in the Providence area, will have a place to skate....good for them!