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agreed- but all prep rosters are made up of kids that play select hockey
Correct - but not all select teams are equally represented. For a newer boys program wiz have done pretty well by their players. I suppose there are many ways to judge programs, wins, quality of skills, full ice practices, fancy uniforms, exotic tournaments. I choose to judge by how well they prepare kids for the next level of play.
yes- well said
With all of this said (And I agree with a lot of the points on this thread). ECW should not be playing in E9. If their mission is skills and more skills (which is not even truly the case when you run 1 skills a week that's sparsely attended) then they should drop to BHL and allow clubs (who are truly trying to compete with the best skaters possible at a respective birth year) to play vs other 'top' competition. As for the coaching changes they'll only lose ahandful of kids. It's too late in the game to find landing spots at other clubs which for the most part are 90% set by now. The question therefore becomes: Do they lose their top kids? Or Role players?
EHF has auto-bids too. Top Gun, Falcons,Breakers, etc.
Difference is that Fusco could care less about having a top boys team. He looks at a top team as high maitenance, therefore, he'd prefer to have a mid-to low ranked team in which parents keep their mouth shut because they are just happy to say their kids play Elite hockey. Wizards boys are a joke.
Strong teams at the top and bottom of the EHF elite? At any age group there are only 4-6 top teams in New England half in the E9 half in the EHF. The mid to bottom of both leagues is weak, there just aren't enough top players to spread across all the elite teams in both leagues.
You want to know what's concerning? When one of the bottom kids who has been (allegedly) told he will not be brought back next year, has a dad who (allegedly) back doors his way to ownership and gets himself named 17-18 coach. All in an effort to keep his kid on the E9 roster. You what else is concerning? When 06 parents outside of the organization know that new dad coach is going to replace current coach before current 06 ECW families were informed. You know what's also concerning? Informing parents of the changes so late in the game that most are are left with no other option to go back to said team or back down to town.
You know what's the most concerning?? That you care so much about 9/10 yo hockey!
ECW 06 situation does not look good.
5 of their top 7 players are gone.
But on a good note, the bottom of the roster now has a proverbial new lease on life.
Wiz 06 tryout didn't look good. Originally had 2 sheets- they cut it to one as only 35 skaters registered for both teams.
The good news is that nobody will get cut!!
Weak team that just got exponentially weaker. Same at Rangers. I hope both teams do the right thing and play in the BHL. Not fair to those kids to get killed all season.
06s that left went to:
2 EHF Elite
1 EHF T1
1 other E9
1 Town PeeWeeA
06 Wiz still have 3 solid players remaining (2F and 1D). And if the Rangers goalie shows up that makes 4 solid players. The other high level contributors have to be found through tryouts, so hearing that there were only 35 total kids at tryout is not a good omen.
2 06 Wiz kids were actually picked for an 06 Fed Elite team? Cherry picking players off the worst team in E9. Oh my, the Fed is lowering it's standards.
sounds like you are on top of it
Wizards kids are soft. Watch a game on live barn for petes sake!
Good to see the 05 wiz win a championship yesterday 🏆
So you base the quality of a team on wins and you believe that the quality of an entire organization rests on the win /loss record of two teams. Please find another organization E9 or EHF where all their teams are top 3 in league. Sorry you have an axe to grind with the wiz.
06 turnes over about 3 or 4 kids - which is typical- the 05 team was a little different as the coach left and took a bunch of players with him- so their turnover was higher last year.