that is exactly what they are trying to do. They are using the Friars and Northstars as feeder teams in Tier 1 to supplement the Caps. They believe there is only room for 1 Elite team in RI and are trying to pull kids from all over the northern part of the state to supplement that. biggest issue is most of the best players wont leave their town organizations so at best the Caps "Elite" team can not compete in the elite division. Records speak for themselves. I think one team over 500 in elite and maybe 2 in tier 1.
The agreement is DF lets them use the friar name and they pay the caps for each player. The caps bring in anywhere between 40,000 to 50,000 per year. Its like a drug they are so addicted they cant get off it. Same for Woonsocket, give them a little of the drug and they sell their soul for it.
yes finally some truth!!!!