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Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

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All this gnashing of teeth about which league is better, and no one noticed that the league let the U14 River Rats in.

For those that don't follow Midgets yet, the Rats basically are all-star teams that recruit truly elite players to compete for the Nattys.

Suddenly, everyone else is playing for second place.


You are misinformed. U14 River Rats are not an all star team. Older River Rats teams are good.


The River Rats U14 team just got roasted in the ECC Labor day tourney in Canton ... I don't know what you are talking about ..... They lost to a EJEPL team badly ......
You guys are hilarious. Just because a team doesn't play in the EHF, or E9 doesn't mean it's a zero team. Barring maybe one or two teams per birth year, there are teams in every league that would kick. your. kid's. team's. a**.

The field in the ECC tournament was far superior to the Labor Day Face Off.


So let me guess, your kid played in the ECC tournament, right? This is what made it "far superior" is that his team was playing it.
What made it "far superior" was the talent. Tons of D1 commits and USHL draft picks, Scores of top prep players from up and down the East coast. The level of play in the Red Divisions was some of the best you'll see in Midget hockey.

But, you don't have to take my word for it. Ask the college and USHL scouts that were there, and the ones that were at the Face Off.


Glad the midget teams were so good . However the OP and previous posts are discussing the U14 team Bantam major ................ Was at a different rink and different teams ........


^^ Exactly!!! This was my point. The OP was referring to U14, not U16 and U18. Totally different things. Just because it was the same tournament means nothing. How many U14 college D1 commits and USHL draft picks were playing at the U14 levels? If you want to talk about the U16 and U18 games, that would be the High School and Prep Hockey forum.

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

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Glad the midget teams were so good . However the OP and previous posts are discussing the U14 team Bantam major ................ Was at a different rink and different teams ........


^^ Exactly!!! This was my point. The OP was referring to U14, not U16 and U18. Totally different things. Just because it was the same tournament means nothing. How many U14 college D1 commits and USHL draft picks were playing at the U14 levels? If you want to talk about the U16 and U18 games, that would be the High School and Prep Hockey forum.
Thank you for reading my mind, Nostradamus. I was referring to the quality of the U14, U15, (which you guys don't even know exists yet, apparently), U16 and U18 fields. I actually mentioned a couple of the strong U14 teams that were there by name. SSK and MMF should have signed up for the stronger tournament instead of not even breaking a sweat in the Face Off.

My point was, the whole EHF/E9 debate is so parochial. Ever see that New Yorker mag cover from the '70s? That's an apt metaphor for the Youth Hockey board mentality.

And, guess what? '02s are committing now. Didn't comb the rosters, but I'll bet they were at the ECC, at their prep coaches' suggestion with the rest of their teammates.

As for the Rats, guess we'll see when parity begins. I have a sneaky suspicion the philosophy of the U15 through U18 teams didn't shift 180 degrees at the U14 level.

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

Anon
Anon
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anon
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All this gnashing of teeth about which league is better, and no one noticed that the league let the U14 River Rats in.

For those that don't follow Midgets yet, the Rats basically are all-star teams that recruit truly elite players to compete for the Nattys.

Suddenly, everyone else is playing for second place.


You are misinformed. U14 River Rats are not an all star team. Older River Rats teams are good.


The River Rats U14 team just got roasted in the ECC Labor day tourney in Canton ... I don't know what you are talking about ..... They lost to a EJEPL team badly ......
You guys are hilarious. Just because a team doesn't play in the EHF, or E9 doesn't mean it's a zero team. Barring maybe one or two teams per birth year, there are teams in every league that would kick. your. kid's. team's. a**.

The field in the ECC tournament was far superior to the Labor Day Face Off.


So let me guess, your kid played in the ECC tournament, right? This is what made it "far superior" is that his team was playing it.
What made it "far superior" was the talent. Tons of D1 commits and USHL draft picks, Scores of top prep players from up and down the East coast. The level of play in the Red Divisions was some of the best you'll see in Midget hockey.

But, you don't have to take my word for it. Ask the college and USHL scouts that were there, and the ones that were at the Face Off.


I was at both. Mediocre all around.

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
anon
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All this gnashing of teeth about which league is better, and no one noticed that the league let the U14 River Rats in.

For those that don't follow Midgets yet, the Rats basically are all-star teams that recruit truly elite players to compete for the Nattys.

Suddenly, everyone else is playing for second place.


You are misinformed. U14 River Rats are not an all star team. Older River Rats teams are good.


The River Rats U14 team just got roasted in the ECC Labor day tourney in Canton ... I don't know what you are talking about ..... They lost to a EJEPL team badly ......
You guys are hilarious. Just because a team doesn't play in the EHF, or E9 doesn't mean it's a zero team. Barring maybe one or two teams per birth year, there are teams in every league that would kick. your. kid's. team's. a**.

The field in the ECC tournament was far superior to the Labor Day Face Off.


So let me guess, your kid played in the ECC tournament, right? This is what made it "far superior" is that his team was playing it.
What made it "far superior" was the talent. Tons of D1 commits and USHL draft picks, Scores of top prep players from up and down the East coast. The level of play in the Red Divisions was some of the best you'll see in Midget hockey.

But, you don't have to take my word for it. Ask the college and USHL scouts that were there, and the ones that were at the Face Off.


I was at both. Mediocre all around.


Midgets and U14 are different animals. U14 River Rats are a AAA team. The u16 and U18 teams are loaded. They are different animals. The U14 ECC tournament was weak like it or not. The EHF teams that were there were the mid to lower teams and they advanced to playoffs. Just the facts.

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

anon
anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
anon
anon
Anon
All this gnashing of teeth about which league is better, and no one noticed that the league let the U14 River Rats in.

For those that don't follow Midgets yet, the Rats basically are all-star teams that recruit truly elite players to compete for the Nattys.

Suddenly, everyone else is playing for second place.


You are misinformed. U14 River Rats are not an all star team. Older River Rats teams are good.


The River Rats U14 team just got roasted in the ECC Labor day tourney in Canton ... I don't know what you are talking about ..... They lost to a EJEPL team badly ......
You guys are hilarious. Just because a team doesn't play in the EHF, or E9 doesn't mean it's a zero team. Barring maybe one or two teams per birth year, there are teams in every league that would kick. your. kid's. team's. a**.

The field in the ECC tournament was far superior to the Labor Day Face Off.


So let me guess, your kid played in the ECC tournament, right? This is what made it "far superior" is that his team was playing it.
What made it "far superior" was the talent. Tons of D1 commits and USHL draft picks, Scores of top prep players from up and down the East coast. The level of play in the Red Divisions was some of the best you'll see in Midget hockey.

But, you don't have to take my word for it. Ask the college and USHL scouts that were there, and the ones that were at the Face Off.


I was at both. Mediocre all around.


Midgets and U14 are different animals. U14 River Rats are a AAA team. The u16 and U18 teams are loaded. They are different animals. The U14 ECC tournament was weak like it or not. The EHF teams that were there were the mid to lower teams and they advanced to playoffs. Just the facts.


Actually only one made the playoffs and did not win it . 2 of the four playoff teams AYHL ...... The E9 team that was there won only one game ...

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

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All this gnashing of teeth about which league is better, and no one noticed that the league let the U14 River Rats in.

For those that don't follow Midgets yet, the Rats basically are all-star teams that recruit truly elite players to compete for the Nattys.

Suddenly, everyone else is playing for second place.


A clue.... get one

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

They are not "non league" once they join your league...

Re: E9 Lets Non-League Outside Team In

Will struggle in BHL American.