The whole organization could use one responsible, organized adult to run the non-hockey operations. But hey, why change now? It's been like this for almost 10 years.
Let's hope you're not involved in youth hockey for the sake of the kids!
Rink n Attleboro is on track for September opening. 95 Giants teams are getting ready to play in summer tournaments at 07 and 03 levels, too.
Does anyone know who the 05 coach is?
Out of curiosity, what makes you say this?
Word is that HG will coach this team.
HG is a great coach too, does a lot with the AAA teams. He coached a lot of those kids that played on the Knights AAA team last year
Yes, they were great!!!!
Giants only have one team at the 05 level, which doesn't even have a full roster yet. I was only saying that HG coached alot of those Giants kids because they played on the Knights AAA team where he was teh coach.
and the reason it is elite is because they only have one team, That is not an "elite" team.
I hope that you are right b/c HG is a great coach, but, rumor has it that he is strictly doing skills and not coaching the Giants.
Great article about the NAHL's Northeast Generals coming to NESV yesterday. Wonder what impact this will have on the rinks getting done on schedule and overall for the Giants?
So how about a link...or a source where it was published?
Only 87 more days to go and the first sheet will be up and running.
I am impressed, close to 180 posts about a team that has not played a shift yet.
All it takes is one insane unemployed parent with a Little Super Star player....
No one with kids in hockey is unemployed....it's too freaking expensive!
How's the rink coming along?
Two full walls are up....September might be a lofty goal though, hopefully, it'll get done prior to the season.
Hardest part in getting a new rink in is getting the plumbing laid for the ice sheet and the floor and foundation poured. If this is done, the rest will likely go pretty quick. So it could be done by September, barring any unforeseen issues.
Are the Topics competitive this spring?
Help us break the record, 10,000 hits.
Is rink really opening in December? Where will all the teams practice?
Can we be get our money back? My son was asked to play on another team.
Think twice before you leap.
My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?
Anyone know who the 04 and 05 coaches will be?
Some of you act so surprised that you get the responses that you get on this board. Let me give you a hint...when you ask people stupid questions in real life, this is what they are thinking. Of course, most of us are too polite to tell you what we really think, but this is what we're thinking. So if you are consistently feeling like you are treated rudely on this board, it's likely that you ask stupid questions and in real life too, and people think you are a boor.
Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.
^Your kid must be too awesome to play on one of those teams.
Some levels are playing Yankee conference for the first few years while they ramp up the program.
Does anyone know when the rink opens? Where will tea,s practice if rink is not open?
The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.
Actually, try the BJB's
Good job!! Go Giants
So I need to have played hockey for my kid to perform at a high level? I never played or wanted to play hockey, can barely skate for that matter, but my kid actually wants to be at the rink. The decision to play hockey was his, not his dads who maybe played D3 hockey and is forcing hockey in his kid.
Everyone knows the kid/father im talking about...the dad, maybe asst coach but most likely the blowhard in the stands, who is happy to tell everyone how good he was while his kids favorite part of going to practice is playing on his ipad in the locker room. The part i like the most is seeing the faces of you has been, douche bags when my kid is out performing your kid.
Too bad for you, more kids are playing hockey now...its not like 20-30 years ago when anyone who knew how to skate played D3.
Another reply from a know it all, has been who last played a competitive sport 30 years ago.
Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.
Anyone know when rink will be done?
Are the team camps merged with LK now or will LK teams camps function in same manner as last year?
The thread that will never die!
No retreat, NO SURRENDER!!!
kid being dragged to the rink. Lovell has great Skills, but no magic sauce there, sorry. Many others locally just as good. Same drills, samAnswering a couple of things in one response.
1. Giants will be weak in year 1, watered down like all other Lovell teams now in year 2. Many, many programs are now like this. Kings are in same boat. Ironically, Terriers are on the rise. Go figure. Lovell is a dying program from a quality of play perspective. Great Skills though.
2. Rinks will be up and running in February 2017, just in time for next year's tryouts. Lovell knew this and had the decision to start the program this year or next and opted to take people's money this year and have them practice at 4:00pm at Raynham or through 3 teams on the ice with the Lovell Knights. Either way, some parents are going to walk and some will just be happy their kid isn't on the Town B team anymore and will pay the freight. Suckers are born every minute so there will always be a market.
3. Development. Over discussed term here. Happens many ways, at varying times. Watched a kid last weekend who left an EHF Elite team, went to a BA elite team, and his skill has completely deteriorated. He's over-skated and all the BA pressure to play summer tournaments and attend their camps has burned the kid out. Not even close to being the same type of player. Went to Lovell a kid who loves hockey, has become just another e instruction. My son has done at least 3 others that are just as good.
4. Let the kid choose the team and league. Parents continue to ruin players. Their natural ability will shine if they have it. EHF better than E9 in general, but if the kid likes the E9 team, play there.
Please fill us in on the other comparable skills you mention.
05 and 08 teams are still looking for players.
The rinks will have NAHL games starting in October 2016. Check the NAHL schedule.
Took a ride by the rink the other day barley framed up October may be a stretch. Just sayin
Pay no attention to that poster. It's either TL or JL. Rinks will not be done in 2016. That General's organization is looking for a back up plan for the whole season. 95 Giants will be squeezed in at Raynham with whatever available ice they can get for all of this season.
👍 thanks for the link ...great news
lets put all posts on this thread. then we can get to 100 pages and that would be fun
just wait until after parity and the rink not opening, this thread will really take off then !