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04 defenseman

anyone know of a team looking for an alternate defenseman position? Not concerned about playing games just looking for better practices than my son is currently getting.

Re: 04 defenseman

Where are you out of...and whats current level

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e9..can travel as I have flexibility with work.

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Understanding the process one has to follow in order to give your kid a shot to get on a good team in a hockey-rich area like Mass - when would you say is "too early" and/or "too late" to begin the outreach process (to coaches/clubs)?

It's likely that most coaches wouldn't arrange for a team skate this early in the season, but I would be wary of waiting too long as well.

Re: 04 defenseman

Our team has new kids skating already. Crazy

Re: 04 defenseman

Bandits have open spots.

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anon
Understanding the process one has to follow in order to give your kid a shot to get on a good team in a hockey-rich area like Mass - when would you say is "too early" and/or "too late" to begin the outreach process (to coaches/clubs)?

It's likely that most coaches wouldn't arrange for a team skate this early in the season, but I would be wary of waiting too long as well.

I think after January 1 is fair game. And keep in mind that EHF teams are giving out spots for next year starting February 1, so don't wait too long after February 1.

Re: 04 defenseman

Send emails to the coaches in ehf....prob tier 1 and see what they say

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Do you think tier 1 and E9 are about the same in terms of competition? Bottom e9 vs say higher end tier 1?

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At 04 level, all E9 teams would beat EHF Tier 1.

Re: 04 defenseman

Keep dreaming

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Anon
At 04 level, all E9 teams would beat EHF Tier 1.


same at 05, 06, 07, 08 and 09.....

I know a few Town Teams that can beat a few Tier 1 teams, and I know a bunch of Tier 1 kids who cant make thier town A team.

Re: 04 defenseman

Anon
Anon
At 04 level, all E9 teams would beat EHF Tier 1.


same at 05, 06, 07, 08 and 09.....

I know a few Town Teams that can beat a few Tier 1 teams, and I know a bunch of Tier 1 kids who cant make thier town A team.

Says every Town coach/parent! I have Low end White Division maybe, Emhl probably some. Tier 1 Black, NEVER. My kid's team last year did not make the playoffs but they crushed every lower league team that they played by a min of 5 goals.

Be happy that you are saving $1500.00 a year (Which you ultimately blow on a low end Lake Placid tournament!)

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" I know a bunch of Tier 1 kids who cant make their town A team "

We've all seen it. Townies get all worked up over the kid who has played elsewhere, select kid's dad isn't on the B.O.D., kid's dad isn't a Beer League Hero with the Townie 'coaches,' there is animosity toward the kid because he's good enough for the very prestigious 'A Team' but to spite the kid they all laugh and place him on the B team where some of the kids should be skating with chairs and then when the kid packs up his bag and moves onto a good select team never to come back the locals all bad mouth the kid and the kid's family. . .

Been there, done that.

Re: 04 defenseman

Anon
anyone know of a team looking for an alternate defenseman position? Not concerned about playing games just looking for better practices than my son is currently getting.


What is your email? We could definitely figure something out.

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please provide info and I will call you.

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Give Advantage ice a call. Looking to dump some dead weight on D. Expect to be E9 for next season. Also you can't beat Lovell skills !!!!

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anon
Give Advantage ice a call. Looking to dump some dead weight on D. Expect to be E9 for next season. Also you can't beat Lovell skills !!!!


Same story than last year.... Cannot even make the 04 BHL American