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Re: 2002 Walpole Express

so what is the deal here? sounds like their "premier" team is going to be a joke....

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

The team made it to the finals in their tournament. No reason to think it will be much different next year.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

in a crap league. MPDHL is not any good until U16 Tier 1 and its still not Mass Selects which is the top leauge. Walpole Express is now and always has been irrelevant.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Can anyone shed any light on this? Is there going to be a 02 Express Tournament team in the fall/winter? Know there is one in the Spring.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

RB tried but not enough interest. Team will play in the MPDHL premier otherwise known as town A

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

don't be a fool! you will to pay 3000- more to have a label on your kid as premier, really? You said he is not elite caliber, but RB is offering premier????? Wake up, B has lost so many players from last season because the league is a joke. Its all about the money there, and few other places. Just do your homework, then ask your kid where he wants to play, and how much commitment/travel he wants to do. Be smart play town, spend the 3000- on private lessons for skills and let your kid earn his spot on real hockey. Stay clear of any "Elite/AAA" org. that put teams in Yankee, SS, or MPDHL, thats what town teams play in but for 3000-less. Also, playing town doesn't mean you have to play for your town team, many city/town teams have room for a few out of towners

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Generally speaking would think it is good to get foot in the door in the u14 premier div of mpdhl. Chance to play National Bound Tournament, good prep for HS, competitive teams in this division.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

If such a great opportunity why are they having trouble putting the team together?

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Duh. Its a hs decision year. Full season, half season or prep. Mom. Go to bed. Just pay my tuition. Cha-Ching!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Anon
Don't be fooled into thinking this is an elite program. The top team is a money grab by Barletta and Bezeau. Most of these kids would not make an EHF or E9 team. This team is a refuge for these players. Parents are led to believe Premier "tournament team" LOL.. Lots of great hockey right here if you can make an EHF or E9 team!!! Get out your $4000 and another $4000 for travel hahahahah



...and your kid got cut! Your welcome.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

fron RB. No full season team at Premier level. It will be half season than exhibition games wit kids from lower teams filling out the roster. Not the end of the world. Next?

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

We signed up for premier team. Just hearing of this. Thought it was full season?

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Better talk to RB pronto. Not enough full season players comitted. He's waiting for end of EHF tryouts this week to see if the leftovers can fill his roster otherwise no go.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Saw 2 of his players at SSK tryout last night. Both got offers today from Tier 1 coach. There won't be a full season squad unfortunately.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Another one that committed bailing....

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Anon
We signed up for premier team. Just hearing of this. Thought it was full season?


An express team is a joke.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Man, lots of folks trying really hard to make somebody look bad in this thread.

The 02 Express team was ranked 7th in Massachusetts by MYH. Ahead of most EHF teams. Right in between the Breakers and Vipers who were 2nd and 3rd in EHF Tier 1.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

That guy at the rink
Man, lots of folks trying really hard to make somebody look bad in this thread.

The 02 Express team was ranked 7th in Massachusetts by MYH. Ahead of most EHF teams. Right in between the Breakers and Vipers who were 2nd and 3rd in EHF Tier 1.



That's a complete joke! Any EHF Tier 1 team would wipe the floor with this or any other MPDHL team, get real man!

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

How did the NH Monarchs do against elite fed teams and VJW Elite. Lost most but some were competitive. Tier 1 fed is nothing special. My guess is monarchs smash tier 1 fed teams.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

The Express also were lucky that they didn't have to play the Outlaws Black or Hurricanes this past season. They most likely would have ended up behind both of those teams.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Correct

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

no, the org. did it all on their own. Call a spade a spade son

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Barletta worked the parity schedule so he wouldn't have to play the Monarchs, Outlaws or Hurricanes as he knew he wouldn't qualify. He then voted to have less teams in the top division so he could try and win it. Premier division better than Tier 1 Fed Black and BHL.

Re: 2002 Walpole Express

Wrong. They played the outlaws, the good one, twice in the parity round and beat them both times, once on the Outlaw's own rink.