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Re: 95 Giants

Probably... possibly.... but since I don't live in that area I am pretty confident my son wont be asking to drive further to play hockey in a new facility with a bad team. I am also willing to bet people will not be passing over other programs to play there because of the new facility. Most of the players they got so far that are not from that area were cut by LK, BA, or other programs.

Re: 95 Giants

Im guessing the point of the post wasnt to imply you would drive from Boston-north to play for the 95 giants. I am giving the benefit of the doubt when they said that "your kid would want to play there" was meaning the local kids. And i know most of the kids there now were probably cut from others but it is year 0 for them so lets not put the dagger through them just yet.

Re: 95 Giants

Mike
Anon

Don't be surprised if your kid is asking you if he / she can play for the Giants in the next year or two.




You clearly have no idea what you are talking about[/quote]

Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about. The Kings and Caps are mediocre at best. brand new facility. Nice Area. Great Skills and Good coaching will equal a better alternative for kids in that area.[/quote]






Might be true. When my older boy moved from an EHF team to BA when BA was just starting out everyone thought we were crazy. For a few years there it was the only place to play for a Bantams and it was the best move he could have made at the time. You never know.

Re: 95 Giants

And Ryan Lochte was robbed!!!!

Re: 95 Giants

The Kings and caps are probably the worst place you can have your kid play as a Bantam. At a critical juncture in their development the focus is still on just winning. Kids really need to learn how to play the game at that age. They don't need to go to practice doing the same breakout trails over and over. The best thing I did was take my kid out of that program.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
The Kings and caps are probably the worst place you can have your kid play as a Bantam. At a critical juncture in their development the focus is still on just winning. Kids really need to learn how to play the game at that age. They don't need to go to practice doing the same breakout trails over and over. The best thing I did was take my kid out of that program.


which one? Kings or Caps?

Re: 95 Giants

Both

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
The Kings and caps are probably the worst place you can have your kid play as a Bantam. At a critical juncture in their development the focus is still on just winning. Kids really need to learn how to play the game at that age. They don't need to go to practice doing the same breakout trails over and over. The best thing I did was take my kid out of that program.


Why wait until bantam? If that's your practice at squirt and peewee, then go somewhere else.

Re: 95 Giants

No, he didn't.

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Who said anything about those factors being important as to where kids play?

Re: 95 Giants

This season for the new 95 Giants will be full of ups and downs. But, within a couple seasons this organization will be epic!

Re: 95 Giants

Why all the hype for a team full of 21 year olds? Isn't it time for these boys to move on with their lives?

Re: 95 Giants

Scrimmages start next week with parity tourney to follow. Let's see how the new teams stack up.

Re: 95 Giants

Right....let's see.....

Re: 95 Giants

04s appear to be a solid BHL National team.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
04s appear to be a solid BHL National team.

05 Cheaters that "chose to play in the national division" got smoked this weekend by the LK team that went winless in parity

Re: 95 Giants

anon
Anon
04s appear to be a solid BHL National team.

05 Cheaters that "chose to play in the national division" got smoked this weekend by the LK team that went winless in parity


weren't they short a few of the 06 players?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
anon
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04s appear to be a solid BHL National team.

05 Cheaters that "chose to play in the national division" got smoked this weekend by the LK team that went winless in parity


weren't they short a few of the 06 players?


What happened this weekend with this team ?? seems fishy ?? anyone got answers ?

Re: 95 Giants

When does Attleboro open?

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http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-poised-for-another-banner-year-of-tax-receipts/article_105a8d31-b7d5-5523-b448-4738b13cb707.html

Re: 95 Giants

So does that mean nothing until the new year?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
So does that mean nothing until the new year?


It appears that way. Still when it does open it will be the best facility and it's really gonna hurt the caps.

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Anon
Anon
anon
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04s appear to be a solid BHL National team.

05 Cheaters that "chose to play in the national division" got smoked this weekend by the LK team that went winless in parity


weren't they short a few of the 06 players?


What happened this weekend with this team ?? seems fishy ?? anyone got answers ?


Ok, I'll bite. What happened?

Re: 95 Giants

Surprise is in store

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Surprise is in store


that was enlightening. Care to expand on your knowledge or are just another windbag who heard a rumor from their kids friends cousins sisters uncle?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Surprise is in store


I'es can't hardly waits.

Re: 95 Giants

Most teams heading to American BHL.

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Yes, most are heading to the American division in BHL. Overall not a bad showing for the teams at all age levels for a first year program.

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you mean except for the cheating.....

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What do you mean?

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Maybe take a gander at the multiple other threads addressing it. No need to pile it on here too !

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How did these teams do overall within Parity? Do people feel they are on par with where a new program should be?

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I guess if you consider that most teams will be in the American Division of the BHL in the first year. The 04 team had a legit shot at the E9 and played very well in parity. The 07 team has some good young skaters and gave some returning E9 teams a run, but in the end fell short. The 03, 05, 06 teams need some work and could easily be in the National Division of the BHL.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
I guess if you consider that most teams will be in the American Division of the BHL in the first year. The 04 team had a legit shot at the E9 and played very well in parity. The 07 team has some good young skaters and gave some returning E9 teams a run, but in the end fell short. The 03, 05, 06 teams need some work and could easily be in the National Division of the BHL.



05's are in National and started the season off 0-1 today because they didn't have enough players.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
I guess if you consider that most teams will be in the American Division of the BHL in the first year. The 04 team had a legit shot at the E9 and played very well in parity. The 07 team has some good young skaters and gave some returning E9 teams a run, but in the end fell short. The 03, 05, 06 teams need some work and could easily be in the National Division of the BHL.



05's are in National and started the season off 0-1 today because they didn't have enough players.


Are you serious?

Re: 95 Giants

No, this is not true.

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Rink looking good on schedule for October!

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
No, this is not true.


This is 100% true. Had a game schedules Saturday against BJR, which they forfeited die to lack of players.

They asked to be moved into National, nothing to do with any parity penalty

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Why would they ask to be moved to National, if it wasn't part of a penalty?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Why would they ask to be moved to National, if it wasn't part of a penalty?


Have you seen this team ? They would have been a National team had that not gotten two wins by outside players, so it makes sense for everyone. The league the organization, the kids...

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Why would they ask to be moved to National, if it wasn't part of a penalty?


Have you seen this team ? They would have been a National team had that not gotten two wins by outside players, so it makes sense for everyone. The league the organization, the kids...


So did player get suspended for a year?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Anon
Why would they ask to be moved to National, if it wasn't part of a penalty?


Have you seen this team ? They would have been a National team had that not gotten two wins by outside players, so it makes sense for everyone. The league the organization, the kids...


So did player get suspended for a year?


Whatever happened with this?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Anon
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Why would they ask to be moved to National, if it wasn't part of a penalty?


Have you seen this team ? They would have been a National team had that not gotten two wins by outside players, so it makes sense for everyone. The league the organization, the kids...


So did player get suspended for a year?


Whatever happened with this?


nothing

Re: 95 Giants

No way would JF agree to be moved to National Division, ain't happening.

Re: 95 Giants

95GiantsFan
No way would JF agree to be moved to National Division, ain't happening.


Hate to break it to ya. Already happened ! Sat games is still posted on BJR site.

http://bostonjuniorrangershockey.com/ScheduleDetail.asp?ID=4568811&AssocID=4305&menu=Teams&item=Schedule&org=bostonjuniorrangershockey.com

Re: 95 Giants

Rescheduled

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Rescheduled


Oh. so now you have at least submitted to the fact that they are in the National, but they didn't forfeit a game ? they just rescheduled it because they didn't have enough kids Good one.

No suspensions for anyone. The divisional move was a request by the Team

Re: 95 Giants

These teams are set!

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
These teams are set!


Which ones?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
These teams are set!


I would hope so... It is April !

apparently you two are new to this and sounds like you may even be excited to have made a Giants team.

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My kids did make Giants teams. Why wouldn't I be excites to get the best arena in Mass and the best skills too?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
My kids did make Giants teams. Why wouldn't I be excites to get the best arena in Mass and the best skills too?


here is why. those teams are going to be bottom dwellers in the BHL national. better off playing for the Devils with that competition. The rink is new. that doesn't mean its the best. Plus who know how long it will be open with the lawsuits. Lovell skills have become a joke. Run by local D3 college kids who have no idea how to teach actual skills. Instead they just run them up and down the ice and play some cross ice games.

Re: 95 Giants

anon
Anon
My kids did make Giants teams. Why wouldn't I be excites to get the best arena in Mass and the best skills too?


here is why. those teams are going to be bottom dwellers in the BHL national. better off playing for the Devils with that competition. The rink is new. that doesn't mean its the best. Plus who know how long it will be open with the lawsuits. Lovell skills have become a joke. Run by local D3 college kids who have no idea how to teach actual skills. Instead they just run them up and down the ice and play some cross ice games.


Re: 95 Giants

anon
Anon
My kids did make Giants teams. Why wouldn't I be excites to get the best arena in Mass and the best skills too?


here is why. those teams are going to be bottom dwellers in the BHL national. better off playing for the Devils with that competition. The rink is new. that doesn't mean its the best. Plus who know how long it will be open with the lawsuits. Lovell skills have become a joke. Run by local D3 college kids who have no idea how to teach actual skills. Instead they just run them up and down the ice and play some cross ice games.


So, none of their teams improved?

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I think what they're trying to say is you're spending a lot of money and not going to see much in return playing for the Lovell's these days. They turned into terrible programs. But hey, you can get a Dunkin' Donuts when your son is doing the same drill over and over on skills night!

Re: 95 Giants

It's still better than playing in any rink in Rhode Island.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
It's still better than playing in any rink in Rhode Island.


Yes, not so good coaches, bad skills, bad teams, crap competition in BHL national, good rink. I think i will join them. Sounds like a solid hockey parent decision to me.

Re: 95 Giants

anon
Anon
It's still better than playing in any rink in Rhode Island.


Yes, not so good coaches, bad skills, bad teams, crap competition in BHL national, good rink. I think i will join them. Sounds like a solid hockey parent decision to me.


Sounds like it's coming along as planned.

Re: 95 Giants

anon
Anon
It's still better than playing in any rink in Rhode Island.


Yes, not so good coaches, bad skills, bad teams, crap competition in BHL national, good rink. I think i will join them. Sounds like a solid hockey parent decision to me.


Not to doubt you, but who is even coaching next year? I don't see any updated coaching info and it is certain that some of last year's coaches won't return. Just wondering.

Re: 95 Giants

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anon
Anon
It's still better than playing in any rink in Rhode Island.


Yes, not so good coaches, bad skills, bad teams, crap competition in BHL national, good rink. I think i will join them. Sounds like a solid hockey parent decision to me.


Not to doubt you, but who is even coaching next year? I don't see any updated coaching info and it is certain that some of last year's coaches won't return. Just wondering.


The 07 team grabbed the coach from South Shore Kings.

Re: 95 Giants

Any update on any of the lawsuits filled, will the Giants still play out of Attleboro or move to Rayhnam

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
Any update on any of the lawsuits filled, will the Giants still play out of Attleboro or move to Rayhnam


Lawsuits? What lawsuits?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
ANON
Any update on any of the lawsuits filled, will the Giants still play out of Attleboro or move to Rayhnam


Lawsuits? What lawsuits?


the lawsuit because the owners dont pay their bills and now coming the many OSHA violations they will find after last weeks incident.

Re: 95 Giants

Hmm, they seemed to be raking it in this past weekend with 40+ teams in a tourney there, with the newly opened restaurant packed daily, and the construction continuing with the Frozen Yogurt place. Seem to be doing okay !

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Hmm, they seemed to be raking it in this past weekend with 40+ teams in a tourney there, with the newly opened restaurant packed daily, and the construction continuing with the Frozen Yogurt place. Seem to be doing okay !


yes they need to rake it in because they are going to be paying through the nose once everything starts coming due. Expect the place to be sold within the next 18/24 months.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Hmm, they seemed to be raking it in this past weekend with 40+ teams in a tourney there, with the newly opened restaurant packed daily, and the construction continuing with the Frozen Yogurt place. Seem to be doing okay !


Please stop with this bad self-promotion and inferiority complex defense mechanism. Its embarrassing. The rink didn't have 40 teams in a tournament, the Giants didn't have 40 teams in a tournament, it was a 3rd party purchaser that rented the ice. That would be like saying RB at Walpole is on top of the world because Chowder Cup rents his ice.

It looks really bad when the same person comes on and says that stuff. Enough...

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Hmm, they seemed to be raking it in this past weekend with 40+ teams in a tourney there, with the newly opened restaurant packed daily, and the construction continuing with the Frozen Yogurt place. Seem to be doing okay !


Please stop with this bad self-promotion and inferiority complex defense mechanism. Its embarrassing. The rink didn't have 40 teams in a tournament, the Giants didn't have 40 teams in a tournament, it was a 3rd party purchaser that rented the ice. That would be like saying RB at Walpole is on top of the world because Chowder Cup rents his ice.

It looks really bad when the same person comes on and says that stuff. Enough...


okay. I will bite.


So who was the third party purchaser ? Lovell guy, perhaps ?

And who cares who is footing the bill for the ice rental if you can fill the place up with 40 teams, their parents and siblings for the weekend. Bar was making money, restaurant was making money, pro shop was making money, arcade was making money.

I don't see how having a rink full for the weekend is bad ? Would you like them to run the tourney and take away the 1500 bucks each team owner made, that wont happen.

I am not defending the place or affiliated with the place or programs, just stating what I saw being there over the weekend.

Re: 95 Giants

What incident are you referring to with OSHA? If you are talking about the guy falling, that was at NESC(Marlboro), not NESV.

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Is RB buying the complex? He has done very well in Walpole. When will the turf fields be complete? Is the water slide up yet?

Re: 95 Giants

Any truth to RB buying out these guys.

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
Any truth to RB buying out these guys.


zero

Re: 95 Giants

Are you referring to the RB that is underwater in Walpole due to his personal vices? The guy that is losing his juniors program because of all the changes to the USPHL? EHL becoming defunct after this year? The youth program where any good player basically left? Now filling premier teams with KPW and Medfield town players? Yeah, he is definitely buying the ne sports Village

Re: 95 Giants

PROSPECTS FEST ’17, anyone doing this its only 399.00 for 4 games what a deal..

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Are you referring to the RB that is underwater in Walpole due to his personal vices? The guy that is losing his juniors program because of all the changes to the USPHL? EHL becoming defunct after this year? The youth program where any good player basically left? Now filling premier teams with KPW and Medfield town players? Yeah, he is definitely buying the ne sports Village


Yes. The same RB who owns Walpole Ice Arena and the same RB who has the E9 / BHL charter where kids are standing in line to get in a o the program.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Are you referring to the RB that is underwater in Walpole due to his personal vices? The guy that is losing his juniors program because of all the changes to the USPHL? EHL becoming defunct after this year? The youth program where any good player basically left? Now filling premier teams with KPW and Medfield town players? Yeah, he is definitely buying the ne sports Village


Yes. The same RB who owns Walpole Ice Arena and the same RB who has the E9 / BHL charter where kids are standing in line to get in a o the program.


Hate to break it to you but no one is standing in line to get into RB programs

Re: 95 Giants

If they were on skates they would be standing on their ankles

Re: 95 Giants

anon
Anon
Anon
Are you referring to the RB that is underwater in Walpole due to his personal vices? The guy that is losing his juniors program because of all the changes to the USPHL? EHL becoming defunct after this year? The youth program where any good player basically left? Now filling premier teams with KPW and Medfield town players? Yeah, he is definitely buying the ne sports Village


Yes. The same RB who owns Walpole Ice Arena and the same RB who has the E9 / BHL charter where kids are standing in line to get in a o the program.


Hate to break it to you but no one is standing in line to get into RB programs


2 teams at every level. People are banging on door to get in.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
anon
Anon
Anon
Are you referring to the RB that is underwater in Walpole due to his personal vices? The guy that is losing his juniors program because of all the changes to the USPHL? EHL becoming defunct after this year? The youth program where any good player basically left? Now filling premier teams with KPW and Medfield town players? Yeah, he is definitely buying the ne sports Village


Yes. The same RB who owns Walpole Ice Arena and the same RB who has the E9 / BHL charter where kids are standing in line to get in a o the program.


Hate to break it to you but no one is standing in line to get into RB programs


2 teams at every level. People are banging on door to get in.


You are right, I know at least seven kids that were cut from other programs that were welcomed with open arms in Walpole !!

Re: 95 Giants

Another great team by the Lovell's when will parents wake up...

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
Another great team by the Lovell's when will parents wake up...


its only been 2 seasons. slow down. they will be fine.

Re: 95 Giants

Just moved to area, is this a good starter program to join, I missed tryouts earlier this year so I have limited choices, the board does not seem to be in favor of program.

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
Just moved to area, is this a good starter program to join, I missed tryouts earlier this year so I have limited choices, the board does not seem to be in favor of program.


That program is like Donald trump's "other" daughter.

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
Just moved to area, is this a good starter program to join, I missed tryouts earlier this year so I have limited choices, the board does not seem to be in favor of program.



What birth year is your kid? If just starting Mites, you could be fine and let it develop as you go. If older, then you owe it to yourself to shop around. At the very least watch a practice or go to LIveBarn and watch games from last year to see how it looks.

In my experience any coach is more than willing to come have your kid skate at a practice with his team and give you honest feedback as to where your kid stands.

Make some calls or better yet show up and see what the team looks like in a couple of weeks when practice starts. While teams are essentially "formed" all of them have 3-4 spots typically for alternates or last minute additions.

Re: 95 Giants

Thanks for the info, I have a call into SSK and into RI saints both seem like a better choice then 95 Giants for my son. Appreciate your feedback.

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What birth year.

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He is a 2005

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
He is a 2005


What level (Tier 1 Elite? Lower?) did your son play last year?

If he is a top player, I suppose you'll have options.

Personally, I would check out any program (yes, even the Giants) that will consider you at this point since your options are going to be limited.

You mentioned other possible choices (Saints and Kings). I don't have an opinion about either program. Maybe others will be able to help you.

Good luck.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
My kids did make Giants teams. Why wouldn't I be excites to get the best arena in Mass and the best skills too?


Why wouldn't you be excited ? Because your kids made the Giants ! That is why you shouldn't be excited, but if you are picking your team based on the newest arena, then I guess you would be excited.

I think the actual fact is your kid could not make any other team if they are playing at the Giants and they just happen to have a new arena.

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The Giants are the real deal at every level!

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.

Real Deal BHL National you mean. Good quality hockey there.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.


Why? Did they add better players? Better coaches?

Re: 95 Giants

ANON
Anon
Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.


Why? Did they add better players? Better coaches?


They could not have added any worse players ! That is for sure !

Re: 95 Giants

The 04 and 07 teams are very talented.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
The 04 and 07 teams are very talented.


As far as Valley League teams are concerned.

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No way! These two teams in particular should compete in E9 next season.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
ANON
Anon
Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.


Why? Did they add better players? Better coaches?


They could not have added any worse players ! That is for sure !
. YOU are pathetic... seriously, who talks about 8, 9,and 10 year old kids like that??? Get a life

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
ANON
Anon
Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.


Why? Did they add better players? Better coaches?


They could not have added any worse players ! That is for sure !
. YOU are pathetic... seriously, who talks about 8, 9,and 10 year old kids like that??? Get a life


Not me.... I was referring to the 11,12,13 year olds. Why, are the younger divisions just as bad as the pee-wee's ?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Anon
ANON
Anon
Anon
The Giants are the real deal at every level!


I'm sure you will see some big changes this next season.


Why? Did they add better players? Better coaches?


They could not have added any worse players ! That is for sure !
. YOU are pathetic... seriously, who talks about 8, 9,and 10 year old kids like that??? Get a life


Not me.... I was referring to the 11,12,13 year olds. Why, are the younger divisions just as bad as the pee-wee's ?


Yeah that's a very good question. Who does that?

Re: 95 Giants

Joe please stop....

Re: 95 Giants

Seriously, they're a new team - they're not going to come out with great, full rosters their 1st and 2nd years...