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Re: 95 Giants

Out of curiosity, what makes you say this?

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Word is that HG will coach this team.

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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

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Yes, they were great!!!!

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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


Nope. JL is coaching thr 05 Elite team.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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So how about a link...or a source where it was published?

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http://m.providencejournal.com/sports/20160515/new-hockey-team-new-complex-coming-to-attleboro

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Thanks Joe!

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Only 87 more days to go and the first sheet will be up and running.

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I am impressed, close to 180 posts about a team that has not played a shift yet.

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All it takes is one insane unemployed parent with a Little Super Star player....

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No one with kids in hockey is unemployed....it's too freaking expensive!

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How's the rink coming along?

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Two full walls are up....September might be a lofty goal though, hopefully, it'll get done prior to the season.

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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.

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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.


this will be state of the art facility and will put alot of clubs out of business. The caps are pretty much done da done done done!

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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.


this will be state of the art facility and will put alot of clubs out of business. The caps are pretty much done da done done done!


Most likely not. Other clubs will still exist as long as parents think that Little Johnny is better than everyone else on the team and just needs to move somewhere else so that he can have a chance. The only thing all these new clubs do is take more kids out of town hockey that should be in town hockey and water down the "select" levels even more.

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Are the Topics competitive this spring?

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Anon
Are the Topics competitive this spring?


The short answer us yes. Most of the BA teams still together.

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Anon
Are the Topics competitive this spring?


Depends, they are letting a lot of the teams (Knights, BA, AI) for next season at all levels play some tournaments this spring as Tropics teams, which is great to get those teams together, but you may see a Tropics team at a tourney one week that is weak AAA BHL team and then see the actual Tropics selected team the following week in the same age group.

So you cant just base the skill level on the "tropics" logo anymore.

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Help us break the record, 10,000 hits.

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Is rink really opening in December? Where will all the teams practice?

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Anon
Is rink really opening in December? Where will all the teams practice?


You can email the rink owners through the website. I would suggest an email or a call and they will give you the real story.

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Can we be get our money back? My son was asked to play on another team.

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Anon
Can we be get our money back? My son was asked to play on another team.


I'm sure they must have a lengthy waiting list so it shouldn't be a problem but why kill your kids hockey dreams now?

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Think twice before you leap.

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My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?

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Anon
My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?


Yes, the program has a contractual obligation to return a partial amount of your funds. Given this program will be entering the MPDHL next I would certainly recommend getting out asap.

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My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?


Yes, the program has a contractual obligation to return a partial amount of your funds. Given this program will be entering the MPDHL next I would certainly recommend getting out asap.


So your kid didnt make the EHF team at tryouts 2 months ago, was now offered a spot because said EHF team lost players and is trying to fill a spot so they moved on to your son and your thinking of leaving a team that he did make to go sit on the bench at the EHF. Just do your kid a favor and keep him where he is or play tier 1 and let him develop. sitting the bench during the games and getting little focus during practice on the EHF team is not going to help your kid. only your ego of saying he plays "elite" hockey.

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My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?


Yes, the program has a contractual obligation to return a partial amount of your funds. Given this program will be entering the MPDHL next I would certainly recommend getting out asap.


So your kid didnt make the EHF team at tryouts 2 months ago, was now offered a spot because said EHF team lost players and is trying to fill a spot so they moved on to your son and your thinking of leaving a team that he did make to go sit on the bench at the EHF. Just do your kid a favor and keep him where he is or play tier 1 and let him develop. sitting the bench during the games and getting little focus during practice on the EHF team is not going to help your kid. only your ego of saying he plays "elite" hockey.


Where do you people come up with this garbage? My son is a goalie. The other goalie moved bc of his parents work Relo. I asked a simple question. Can I get any money back?

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My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?


Yes, the program has a contractual obligation to return a partial amount of your funds. Given this program will be entering the MPDHL next I would certainly recommend getting out asap.


So your kid didnt make the EHF team at tryouts 2 months ago, was now offered a spot because said EHF team lost players and is trying to fill a spot so they moved on to your son and your thinking of leaving a team that he did make to go sit on the bench at the EHF. Just do your kid a favor and keep him where he is or play tier 1 and let him develop. sitting the bench during the games and getting little focus during practice on the EHF team is not going to help your kid. only your ego of saying he plays "elite" hockey.


Where do you people come up with this garbage? My son is a goalie. The other goalie moved bc of his parents work Relo. I asked a simple question. Can I get any money back?


yes people on this board are nuts. I tried to ask a simple question and got some pretty lame responses too! can you get your money back is completely up to the organization. Some have no refund policies some dont. You unfortunately need to check with the team but to be honest i wouldn't expect it since you can obviously see the E9 and EHf are not exactly friends but they will know if your jumping ship so expect push back.

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Anyone know who the 04 and 05 coaches will be?

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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.

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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.


The vitriol responses are because the Nerds from high school that got picked on all the time and couldnt actually play hockey now have kids who are playing and they are trying to live their glory days through them, can also now sit behind a keyboard and try and act tough. Instead of thumping your chest and acting like you are gods gift either shut up or answer the question.

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Yes Master.

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anon
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.


The vitriol responses are because the Nerds from high school that got picked on all the time and couldnt actually play hockey now have kids who are playing and they are trying to live their glory days through them, can also now sit behind a keyboard and try and act tough. Instead of thumping your chest and acting like you are gods gift either shut up or answer the question.


Haha, so true. The majority of club hockey parents never played hockey or a competitive sport for that matter. It's comical to hear them at games discussing this and that, trying to act like a knowledge wizard. Before and after games they run up to the coach like he is a NHL star kissing ass.

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Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.

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Anon
Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.


by "about to kick off", do you mean in a few months ???? most Giants teams don't even have a full roster or coaches yet !

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Anon
Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.


by "about to kick off", do you mean in a few months ???? most Giants teams don't even have a full roster or coaches yet !


05 and 07 teams definitely full and look decent. Could possibly compete at EHF tier 1 white division. 04 and 06 teams not so much, neither team has a goalie or full roster. Rink on target for 2017.

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Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.


by "about to kick off", do you mean in a few months ???? most Giants teams don't even have a full roster or coaches yet !


05 and 07 teams definitely full and look decent. Could possibly compete at EHF tier 1 white division.


Your definition of "decent" and mine must differ. They will build a decent program eventually but to say that they are looking decent is a stretch.

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^Your kid must be too awesome to play on one of those teams.

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Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.


by "about to kick off", do you mean in a few months ???? most Giants teams don't even have a full roster or coaches yet !


05 and 07 teams definitely full and look decent. Could possibly compete at EHF tier 1 white division.


Your definition of "decent" and mine must differ. They will build a decent program eventually but to say that they are looking decent is a stretch.


you might be right, but how would you know if they haven't played a game yet? It is a new program and it will not rock the hockey foundations in year 1. what I would be looking for is a good coach, good skills program and a decent group of parents. in this order. Everyone who makes you believe that in order to succeed at the age of 14 and above you need to play in a certain league at the age of 8-10 is blowing hot air.

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Giants team camps are about to kick off in Raynham. There should be an early indication of how competitive the teams will be.


by "about to kick off", do you mean in a few months ???? most Giants teams don't even have a full roster or coaches yet !


05 and 07 teams definitely full and look decent. Could possibly compete at EHF tier 1 white division.


Your definition of "decent" and mine must differ. They will build a decent program eventually but to say that they are looking decent is a stretch.


you might be right, but how would you know if they haven't played a game yet? It is a new program and it will not rock the hockey foundations in year 1. what I would be looking for is a good coach, good skills program and a decent group of parents. in this order. Everyone who makes you believe that in order to succeed at the age of 14 and above you need to play in a certain league at the age of 8-10 is blowing hot air.


Cant beat Lovell skills, that is for sure. Parents are a great point that is often overlooked. But being present at the evals for some of those teams and being familiar with a group of kids from one of the teams. There will be a steep learning curve.

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Some levels are playing Yankee conference for the first few years while they ramp up the program.

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Anon
Some levels are playing Yankee conference for the first few years while they ramp up the program.


Which levels are that because i see they have a team in the Parity tournament for every age level?

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Does anyone know when the rink opens? Where will tea,s practice if rink is not open?

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Anon
Does anyone know when the rink opens? Where will tea,s practice if rink is not open?


Raynham, that has already been established and that is where the team camps will be too !

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The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.

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Anon
The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.


yes the competition was stiff against those Town B kids.

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Actually, try the BJB's

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Anon
Actually, try the BJB's


huh?

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Anon
Anon
The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.


yes the competition was stiff against those Town B kids.


Well, what do you expect? They will be playing in BHL National league which is town B level at best.

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Anon
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The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.


yes the competition was stiff against those Town B kids.


Well, what do you expect? They will be playing in BHL National league which is town B level at best.


Nothing better than a grown man criticizing young kids who did well on a new team. Pathetic and I hope your kid isn't turning into the douche his father is

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Anon
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The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.


yes the competition was stiff against those Town B kids.


Well, what do you expect? They will be playing in BHL National league which is town B level at best.


Nothing better than a grown man criticizing young kids who did well on a new team. Pathetic and I hope your kid isn't turning into the douche his father is


Who was criticizing the kids? Pointing out the Chest pumping parent about summer hardware is the point. Im sure the kids worked real hard no matter what level it was. Still does not take away the fact that summer competition is much lower than the regular season and a "grown man" is all pumped up about it.

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How insightful.

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Good job!! Go Giants

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Anon
The 03 and 07 95 Giants played very well in Foxboro this weekend and took home some hardware.


What tournament was this?

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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.

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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 amazing analysis by a parent who never played hockey. This guys knows about D3 and how / why players made teams 20-30 years ago. Amazing!

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Another reply from a know it all, has been who last played a competitive sport 30 years ago.

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anon
Another reply from a know it all, has been who last played a competitive sport 30 years ago.


Actually if you knew anything you would know back in 1984 I happen to be the leading scorer for my peewee team in the VHL , I would have been drafted but I got a knee injury .

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Another reply from a know it all, has been who last played a competitive sport 30 years ago.


Actually if you knew anything you would know back in 1984 I happen to be the leading scorer for my peewee team in the VHL , I would have been drafted but I got a knee injury .


We wouldn't know that, but I'm sure that Pierre McGuire would have known it.

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Anon
Anon
My son was offered a spot on an EHF team and that was his first choice. Can we get our money back?


Yes, the program has a contractual obligation to return a partial amount of your funds. Given this program will be entering the MPDHL next I would certainly recommend getting out asap.


Really going on a crusade of lies at 6:28am huh? Grow up

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Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.

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Anon
Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.


Who cares it's BHL. The worst scheduling system, parity awful, E9 founding program bids comical, league website is a joke, list goes on and on. Anyway you slice it the BHL/E9 is JV.

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Anon
Anon
Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.


Who cares it's BHL. The worst scheduling system, parity awful, E9 founding program bids comical, league website is a joke, list goes on and on. Anyway you slice it the BHL/E9 is JV.


yes sorry your experience with this league was terrible but being drunk and bashing people at 1:00 am tends to show your a little too bitter. Time to get some therapy and let go of the disappointment.

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Anon
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Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.


Who cares it's BHL. The worst scheduling system, parity awful, E9 founding program bids comical, league website is a joke, list goes on and on. Anyway you slice it the BHL/E9 is JV.


yes because we know that websites make all the difference in the world for those scouts coming to get your 10 year old signed up.

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Anyone know when rink will be done?

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ZambonieGuy
Anyone know when rink will be done?


Bout a half an hour .

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Anon
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Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.


Who cares it's BHL. The worst scheduling system, parity awful, E9 founding program bids comical, league website is a joke, list goes on and on. Anyway you slice it the BHL/E9 is JV.


not that the above statement is actually accurate, but even if it was. Those are probably the last four things I would ever take into consideration on where my kid should play

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Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.


Who cares it's BHL. The worst scheduling system, parity awful, E9 founding program bids comical, league website is a joke, list goes on and on. Anyway you slice it the BHL/E9 is JV.


not that the above statement is actually accurate, but even if it was. Those are probably the last four things I would ever take into consideration on where my kid should play
I'll bite. I'll give you the website one (although with so many coaches being terrible communicators I find I have to rely on the website for accurate game information), but if having a rational schedule, reasonable parity, and keeping ridiculous politics out aren't important when selecting a club team, what is in your Top 3?

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Team camps start soon in Raynham. Time to see what the teams will look like.


Who cares it's BHL. The worst scheduling system, parity awful, E9 founding program bids comical, league website is a joke, list goes on and on. Anyway you slice it the BHL/E9 is JV.


not that the above statement is actually accurate, but even if it was. Those are probably the last four things I would ever take into consideration on where my kid should play
I'll bite. I'll give you the website one (although with so many coaches being terrible communicators I find I have to rely on the website for accurate game information), but if having a rational schedule, reasonable parity, and keeping ridiculous politics out aren't important when selecting a club team, what is in your Top 3?


1 - Development

2 - skill acquisition by means of high level skill instruction

3 - Development/coaching

and I like the pre season parity as opposed to the end of season parity for next season, also, schedules for hockey seem pretty basic to me, what is not rational about the E9 schedule ?

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1 - Development

2 - skill acquisition by means of high level skill instruction

3 - Development/coaching

and I like the pre season parity as opposed to the end of season parity for next season, also, schedules for hockey seem pretty basic to me, what is not rational about the E9 schedule ?
That's only one thing. Development and skill acquisition are the same thing.

And, which programs would you say do development well?

We all want development for our kids. The sad truth is, it's really hard to find. Coaches that are not active in teaching skills today (i.e., most Daddy Coaches) aren't teaching the modern game. And any coach that IS active in teaching tends to get hamstrung by the program and parents to win and to play the "right" kids. Which are usually the uncoachable kids with influential parents.

Best thing to do is find an active skills coach that is reasonable to work with, reliable, that runs good practices. And work with him, or whomever you want, outside of the team for development. Nobody can give individual attention to 15 kids.

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1 - Development

2 - skill acquisition by means of high level skill instruction

3 - Development/coaching

and I like the pre season parity as opposed to the end of season parity for next season, also, schedules for hockey seem pretty basic to me, what is not rational about the E9 schedule ?
That's only one thing. Development and skill acquisition are the same thing.

And, which programs would you say do development well?

We all want development for our kids. The sad truth is, it's really hard to find. Coaches that are not active in teaching skills today (i.e., most Daddy Coaches) aren't teaching the modern game. And any coach that IS active in teaching tends to get hamstrung by the program and parents to win and to play the "right" kids. Which are usually the uncoachable kids with influential parents.

Best thing to do is find an active skills coach that is reasonable to work with, reliable, that runs good practices. And work with him, or whomever you want, outside of the team for development. Nobody can give individual attention to 15 kids.
Hear you on coaches not teaching the right things. Have run into this a ton of times where the coach yells at my kid to do something this way when he has really qualified skills coaches teaching him the way it's being done at the top levels of the game. I really don't care how you were told to do it, Coach, that was in the 80's.

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1 - Development

2 - skill acquisition by means of high level skill instruction

3 - Development/coaching

and I like the pre season parity as opposed to the end of season parity for next season, also, schedules for hockey seem pretty basic to me, what is not rational about the E9 schedule ?
That's only one thing. Development and skill acquisition are the same thing.


Thanks for recognizing the sarcasm and letting everyone else know that it is one thing. Thanks for making my point again !

I'm looking for skill acquisition and development (both as a player and an individual)

I don't care what league, what level or where the games are played. People can bash the Lovells and the BHL/E9 all they want on here but I regularly see kids from other programs at their walk on skills ! and if my choices of programs were the Bandits at the EHF Elite level or the Knights at the BHL level. I would take the Lovell skills over the EHF games all day !

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1 - Development

2 - skill acquisition by means of high level skill instruction

3 - Development/coaching

and I like the pre season parity as opposed to the end of season parity for next season, also, schedules for hockey seem pretty basic to me, what is not rational about the E9 schedule ?
That's only one thing. Development and skill acquisition are the same thing.


Thanks for recognizing the sarcasm and letting everyone else know that it is one thing. Thanks for making my point again !

I'm looking for skill acquisition and development (both as a player and an individual)

I don't care what league, what level or where the games are played. People can bash the Lovells and the BHL/E9 all they want on here but I regularly see kids from other programs at their walk on skills ! and if my choices of programs were the Bandits at the EHF Elite level or the Knights at the BHL level. I would take the Lovell skills over the EHF games all day !
Then you're a blue kool-aid drinking sucker. My kid's done Lovell skills. They are very good, but they're not the be-all, end-all skills instructors.

Competitive games also play a role in skill development. You can't just skate around cones. You are not going to play against top kids in the BHL, especially not in National. The speed is going to be completely different, goaltending, etc etc etc.

Have your kid play for the best team in the best level of play he is capable of making, regardless of league. And go outside of that team for skill development in 1:1 or small group lessons.

Now, what are your second and third reasons? And enjoy that four hour ride up to Burlington!

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Are the team camps merged with LK now or will LK teams camps function in same manner as last year?

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The thread that will never die!

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No retreat, NO SURRENDER!!!

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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.

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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.


pretty accurate post well done Sir !

well, except for the one about the kid whose skill has completely deteriorated and is not the same player in one year. Is it possible he is just playing with kids with better skills and it appears that he is not as good as he appeared with the other team ?

because a kid's skills do not deteriorate at the rate you suggest, what happens is other kids progress and the elite players from the previous year no longer look as elite !

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Please fill us in on the other comparable skills you mention.

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05 and 08 teams are still looking for players.

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Anon
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.
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That's messed up if they knew rinks wouldn't be ready until 2/17 and misled parents for the money. That's just bad business. When will they inform parents that they are shutting down Lovell Knights program?

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The rinks will have NAHL games starting in October 2016. Check the NAHL schedule.

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Took a ride by the rink the other day barley framed up October may be a stretch. Just sayin

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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.

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http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-picking-up-speed/article_33f0f021-2357-5d6f-85fd-e57d761a643a.html

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👍 thanks for the link ...great news

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lets put all posts on this thread. then we can get to 100 pages and that would be fun

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just wait until after parity and the rink not opening, this thread will really take off then !

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Development is 60 percent growing into your natural ability, 35 percent hard work, and 5 percent which instructor teaches you skills.

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Can we just end the 95 Giants thread?

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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.

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This is simply not true. Generals have a great management team in place, as do the 95 Giants, and, although, all contingencies have been taken into account and planned for, there is nothing to indicate that the Generals' schedule will be changed due to the rinks at this point.

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Anon
Anon
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.
p

That's messed up if they knew rinks wouldn't be ready until 2/17 and misled parents for the money. That's just bad business. When will they inform parents that they are shutting down Lovell Knights program?


These guys are a circus. Reminds me of VInce MacMahon from WWE.

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Always have felt they just don't sweat the details. Not dishonest just focused on hockey, hockey, hockey and not business. For years on this board people have been posting they should hire one business person to handle the organization, flow of information and growth of the .... well, business. Some ex-hockey kid with a business degree or MBA, heck there is no shortage of $.

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anon
Always have felt they just don't sweat the details. Not dishonest just focused on hockey, hockey, hockey and not business. For years on this board people have been posting they should hire one business person to handle the organization, flow of information and growth of the .... well, business. Some ex-hockey kid with a business degree or MBA, heck there is no shortage of $.



Guys are Cheap.... Don't believe it throwing some extra cash out there to provide consumers more value. Its too bad. Would be of great benefit to the program.

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