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Can anyone give solid input to the quality of teams in this league. 06-07 levels
The silence is deafening.
It is where local teams go when they can't or don't want to be involved with the e9/BHL or EHF. Select teams with town team capabilities. Amazing how parents pay for youth organizations that play teams in New Jersey, PA, New York. High cost for low caliber hockey.
isn't that where AA teams of the EHF clubs go?
90% of the EHF is AA Hockey if you know how it really works.
Good teams from around the Northeast who want to play against other good teams and not deal with E9/Fed B.S. They had 3 teams win at Nationals and have kids going to some D1 schools so it looks pretty good to me. 16 game schedule with limited travel. Teams play 8 games at showcases etc. They seem to be adding more NE teams each year so they're doing something right.
Plus as you know the FED and E9 are so incestual they only play themselves, so teams from Ct. NH etc.. use this for the competition. Believe it or not, there are good teams outside of the FED/E9.
These parents from EJ teams are probably more realistic then FED/E9 parents who spend/travel much more. Nah, I take that back, they're all nuts!
They had 3 teams win at Nationals?
You seriously want to travel 4-5 hours, pay for food and lodging & tuition to play town level hockey with slick unis and team names because you don't like the other local leagues? How bout MDPHL?
Crunch the numbers from the past year. I am sure you will have a change of heart
T2 Nationals is pretty good hockey with many players that go on to college etc. I looked at some teams schedules and it seems like a good option for teams. Also, never saw teams driving 4/5 hours for games. In my state teams listed traveled 1/2 hours for games. Teams drive 4/5 for tourneys all the time and thats what the showcase listed last year was.
Seems a good option for teams that don't want to pay the $ for BHL and Fed. MPDHL is bad hockey at some levels, saw a squirt game and it was like town B, which is fine for some.
What specifics when crunching numbers didnt you like. Not every parent wants to spend a ton of $ on fed/e9. No EJ teams near my area but looks like a good a league.
EJ = MPDHL
Both leagues are garbage. Both leagues have organizations that are just trying to keep their doors open. These orgs just need to close shop. All the New England region needs is 2 competing select leagues (EHF and E9/BHL). That is all that is needed to keep it competitive for the youth levels. The level of play becomes watered down if other leagues are allowed to continue. MPDHL should be closed and the kids on these teams should be playing town. EJ barely has any teams in the region. They are mostly a New York, PA, New Jersey league.
At the Midget and up levels, USPHL is the best league with the EHL becoming the lesser of the 2 leagues. The EHL should close shop. The region only needs one league at the pay to play level. At Tier 2, NAHL is where the best players in the region should be playing. I hope the efforts in Mass for a NAHL team are successful. Paying to play hockey at the Junior level is BS. If you are still paying to play hockey at Juniors then you are going to be paying for your college as well. You might as well hang them up and save your money for college.
The truth hurts and it is people like you that ruin youth hockey. You can't stand the fact that the EHF is better than your town MPDHL team. You will lose your anger when you accept the truth.
If you think that one will not offer better development then another then you are in denial. An EHF Elite team playing a MPDHL team at the youth level would be no fun for either team with no development. C'mon, are you serious.
Not sure what your eyeballs are seeing but you should get your eyes checked. There aren't plenty of team and org that are better than EHF teams…sorry but its just not true no matter what your messed up eyeballs are telling you.
Ok, I understand you don't like being put on the spot. I get it! You say a team, then get lambasted for it and feel shame!
How about the league where these teams play?
Go to My hockey rankings and look at who they play in the top two leagues and how those teams ( such as Seacoast Spartans) do in their own league. Looking it over quickly; Spartans lost to Hurricanes 4-2. Sounds like potentially a close game with an empty netter or maybe not! Then look at the scores Spartans had against VJW Elite, ECW Elite, Advantage Ice Elite, 14-1; 10--1, 12-1; 18-1!! Holy !!
The Hurricanes also lost a Barn Burner to the New England Bulldogs 8-7!!
So did your awesome NE Jr. Hurricanes 05 team play the Seacoast Spartan Selects or the Seacoast Spartan Elites? You got the JWK AAA confused with the JWK Elite tournament. My guess is you played the Seacoast Spartan Selects and beat the BHL National team 4 -2. As for the Seacoast Spartans Elites. Yep, they were a bad team and the E9 league probably doesn't like having this team lose games 18 - 1.
My point still stands, EJ and MPDHL leagues are garbage town leagues.
You guys are out there! If you put any weight in MHR you obviously never played the game. It's for parents who were probably non-athletes, or have no clue about hockey to puff there chest. Yes, there are top teams that is obvious, but this is youth hockey and anyone around the same ability level can beat anyone at anytime.
The one guy who is obsessed with ripping the Hurricanes move on, we get it your awesome! . Oh no wait, your not awesome your just living through your kid, and are a true dusty bender if you can even skate.
Moving on here people!
Fed, E9, EJ, MPDHL, and all the other leagues have good and bad teams. Problem with NE is everyone's afraid to play each other and lose $/pride. That's why a league like EJ is smart. It's basically a league that organizes and schedules extra games for teams that want more. You can't get independent games with all the rules about playing out of league teams etc. So this league handles setting up your independent games basically is how I see it. All the teams play in various leagues, and are probably looking for some variety. The teams from far away fly here to play so its not like your going to California as someone said before. No teams around me, but whoever runs it was smart and capitalized on how youth hockey is today.
Its all watered down, and NE has produced less and less pros, every year. But if the scouts came on this site they'd find the next Eichel according to how amazing all these leagues and players are.Enjoy the ride!
I'm pretty sure you can't buy rankings. However, I do think the rankings are skewed slightly towards the better leagues. A top 10 team is awfully good but so is a top 30 team. Typically anywhere in the top 50 tier1 is pretty strong! Not to say # 75 couldnt beat a top 20 team! Sure it happens often.
As for $4,000. Little high! More like $3,000, which is the same as most travel teams!
It's a fact the Fed teams are typically the best teams with the deeper teams. You can see it in the skating, on ice prescence and how they process the game. Some of the E9 teams are right there with the middle to bottom of the Fed, with a couple of birth years right there in the national mix.
Doesn't mean your kid is not any good or not going to develop. Just means he may or may not be there yet. The race to puberty ends around 17 or 18 and does factor in especially in the early years.
Not sure why this guy telling everybody to calm down doesn't get it? It is plain to see. My guess is Lil Sniper plays on a lower level team! Just a guess
And as for the MHR rankings, just look at it this way. There are a total of 99 teams in the 02 Tier 1 rankings. 15 of them are from MA. Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois have a total of 15 teams. Which area produces more college players or drafted players? I would say that at least half of those 15 teams should be tier 2 but because the people that run those leagues got MHR to recognize all the teams in both the EHF Elite and E9 as Tier 1, they get weighted more than other teams which are just as good. MHR might be a good idea and is a good resource, but it's not the be all, end all.
Do people really come on here for some type of justification or revenge afdter their kid was cut ??? or is that just a tired line that most of you losers resort to when losing arguments or making invalid points ?
Don't worry about me bud, my kid was not cut from an EHF team, mainly because he wont tryout for on that is close to us because they were both really really really bad.
It's just a tired line that most of you losers resort to when losing arguments or making invalid points.
Thanks for asking.
Not only would the 05 Hurricanes beat the bottom 3 EHF/E9 teams they would kill them. They would probably be in the middle to back of the EHF Elite league. They have beat the Elite Rangers, Elite East Coast Spartans and beat teams that Top Gun Elite lost to. Plus the Hurricanes pull from tiny geographic area compared to the off cape teams. It is coaching for sure. You obviously haven't seen them play and have no clue. You are making blanket statements but don't actually know. Their ranking would be even higher if some of the EHF/E9 teams would have the balls to play them... they are afraid they would be embarrassed!
P.s My son plays EHF Elite 02 so don't even bother with your bender remarks. We have actually watched the Hurricanes 05 in several tournaments... not sure what they look like this year though...
Who is new coach?
JWK AAA is less than JWK Elite. You do realize that? Your town MPDHL team won a town tournament. Good for you. I got some news for you. It is your ego that needs to be fixed. You must be a youth hockey director or a secretary for one of these leagues because they are the only ones that know how much teams are paying to join leagues. Keep your jealousy to yourself and shut up.
EJ and MPDHL are garbage leagues
Your New England Jr. Hurricanes team beat the East Coast Wizards Select team. News flash, you didn't play the top team. The East Coast Wizards Elite team would of destroyed your son's 05 team. You are delusional.
As for the EJ teams being strong, well the ones in NY, NJ, and PA are. The 20 from around here are garbage like your New England Jr Hurricanes organization. I would put the following orgs in this category of being garbage:
First, at the youth level
new england jr. hurricanes
new england wolves
then at the midget and up level (Which don't even have 20 teams from around here in it, I'm not including the Connecticut teams).
NS Wings (Org does not even have youth teams anymore)
nh avalanche (BTW, youth teams play in the E9/BHL)
boston bandits (BTW, youth teams play in the Fed)
Hell you have teams from California in this idiotic league. How the hell does that work?
That is a real strong league you got going there. EJ and MPDHL should just fold.
Wow some touchy people here! Nobody ever said EJ is Elite you dummies! Try comprehending what is written. Basic statements about leagues have a clue! If you don't like the league take your small centered brain and debate about who's better E9 or Fed elsewhere. Keep living through your kids, you do realize you don't actually play for these youth teams right? Sure your the dad's walking around with team gear at the rinks! TOOLS! and no my kid's not a bender and I'm not a Hurricane parent.
This is an example of an idiot parent or an owner/youth organization director who keeps telling himself the EJ is better. There are stupid people everywhere.