I would argue that the BHL National is not as good as town hockey.
Don't listen to the negative idiots that think their kids are going to the NHL. They're part of the problem with youth sports and never competed at any high levels in sports,or they would be so ignorant to the matter.
The EMHL is a good building block. Depending on the team and level . The majority of EMHL kids are more intense and serious about their development than town league from my experiences. It all depends on your kids motivation and passion. If he wants more bring him to EMHL. I did in mites with my boys, and they both play for Top Five EHF(Black) currently.
Also,research the coach and team. Some EMHL teams are marginal as well. Like any team at any level.
Thanks to the people who took time to answer the question. To the others, shame on you for bashing 10 year olds. Do your research....plenty of NHL guys who got cut over and over as youngsters....kept at it....and made a pay day for themselves.
EMHL is the same as the top level of Town B. The extra money gets you more ice time, a set schedule for the year and probably more chance for tournament play. Like more levels of youth hockey some kids progress past it and some kids don't.