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Re: GIRLS

anon
I would suggest to both of you that the tournament organizer thought the Neapean division was the easiest because that's where they put their own team

6 teams could have won this, congrats to Minnesota on the championship and a great win by Neapean over Stoney Creek









Are you including AV in those 6? If so, you are high

Re: GIRLS

anon
anon
I would suggest to both of you that the tournament organizer thought the Neapean division was the easiest because that's where they put their own team

6 teams could have won this, congrats to Minnesota on the championship and a great win by Neapean over Stoney Creek









Are you including AV in those 6? If so, you are high


No. Nepean, Stony Creek, Chicago, Little Caesars, Mississagua, MN OS.

No top teams from New England. Same story as the boys now.

Re: GIRLS

Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.

Re: GIRLS

Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?

Re: GIRLS

anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



Beat Mission in a meaningless game. Congratulations. Good luck with the season. May you win all your consolation games!

Re: GIRLS

anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



Beat Mission in a meaningless game. Congratulations. Good luck with the season. May you win all your consolation games!



ok bro, saw the Pittsburgh game good luck!!!! we shall see

Re: GIRLS

anon
anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



Beat Mission in a meaningless game. Congratulations. Good luck with the season. May you win all your consolation games!



ok bro, saw the Pittsburgh game good luck!!!! we shall see



Funny that dads of 14 year old girls are having a ******* contest over whose team is better like U14 Nattys are the end game. Maybe for CG they are, but does anyone care that the rest of the country has passed us by in girls development (or boys, for that matter). Maybe we should stop trying to be the King of MA and figure out why our girls' development is lacking? Something isn't working very well, despite what many parents of our 14 year old prodigies may want to believe. Who is the next Carla Barnes or Jincy Dunne? Likely not playing U14 in MA. Neither of them did.

Re: GIRLS

none
anon
anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



Beat Mission in a meaningless game. Congratulations. Good luck with the season. May you win all your consolation games!



ok bro, saw the Pittsburgh game good luck!!!! we shall see



Funny that dads of 14 year old girls are having a ******* contest over whose team is better like U14 Nattys are the end game. Maybe for CG they are, but does anyone care that the rest of the country has passed us by in girls development (or boys, for that matter). Maybe we should stop trying to be the King of MA and figure out why our girls' development is lacking? Something isn't working very well, despite what many parents of our 14 year old prodigies may want to believe. Who is the next Carla Barnes or Jincy Dunne? Likely not playing U14 in MA. Neither of them did.



Jincy Dunne? Who wrote this Jincy Dunne's mom?

Re: GIRLS

anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



If you lose to MN by one goal then you compete. agree with Little Ceasars, probably 4 maybe 5 could have won that tournament. Wake up call for MA girls. Across the age groups, there are a few that could compete. Puckhandling, forecheck, backcheck, passing, size and speed of these girls were all far superior.

Re: GIRLS

anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



If you lose to MN by one goal then you compete. agree with Little Ceasars, probably 4 maybe 5 could have won that tournament. Wake up call for MA girls. Across the age groups, there are a few that could compete. Puckhandling, forecheck, backcheck, passing, size and speed of these girls were all far superior.


Yes, I guess that is competitive by your measure. But when you watch one team consistently win every puck battle and control the game for 75% of the game you have to question if MA Hockey hasn't fallen behind the times. Look, we are on the same side, we want MA Hockey to be stronger, but it's just not there right now. We can thump our chests, call it a lull, or have a critical look at the development of the game in MA.

Does anyone really think MA had the top talent this last weekend?

Re: GIRLS

Wizards
anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



If you lose to MN by one goal then you compete. agree with Little Ceasars, probably 4 maybe 5 could have won that tournament. Wake up call for MA girls. Across the age groups, there are a few that could compete. Puckhandling, forecheck, backcheck, passing, size and speed of these girls were all far superior.


Yes, I guess that is competitive by your measure. But when you watch one team consistently win every puck battle and control the game for 75% of the game you have to question if MA Hockey hasn't fallen behind the times. Look, we are on the same side, we want MA Hockey to be stronger, but it's just not there right now. We can thump our chests, call it a lull, or have a critical look at the development of the game in MA.

Does anyone really think MA had the top talent this last weekend?


My "measure" is how does a Wizard dad draw conclusions on a Assabet Mississagua game this specific ? Please don't tell me you drove to the rink for a 9pm game to watch kids who are not your daughter???



Re: GIRLS

Anon
Wizards
anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



If you lose to MN by one goal then you compete. agree with Little Ceasars, probably 4 maybe 5 could have won that tournament. Wake up call for MA girls. Across the age groups, there are a few that could compete. Puckhandling, forecheck, backcheck, passing, size and speed of these girls were all far superior.


Yes, I guess that is competitive by your measure. But when you watch one team consistently win every puck battle and control the game for 75% of the game you have to question if MA Hockey hasn't fallen behind the times. Look, we are on the same side, we want MA Hockey to be stronger, but it's just not there right now. We can thump our chests, call it a lull, or have a critical look at the development of the game in MA.

Does anyone really think MA had the top talent this last weekend?


My "measure" is how does a Wizard dad draw conclusions on a Assabet Mississagua game this specific ? Please don't tell me you drove to the rink for a 9pm game to watch kids who are not your daughter???





Not Wizards dad, but - were you there? There were plenty of other girls there from other teams, watching each other play. And by extension their parents. This is not 10 yr old hockey anymore. Especially because these girls remain friends across teams even if they have changed teams.

Re: GIRLS

Is that why the Wizards girls were sitting in the rink during the Assabet Ottawa game and were cheering for Ottawa.......you say they have "friends" on other teams, yet wanted their "friends" to lose. Let's face it, for a kids sport, the haters are the parents and the kids reflect their parents attitudes in the way they behave. It really is a sad, petty way to be. Especially since these kids could all end up on the same team sometime in the future.

Re: GIRLS

I think girls are both allowed to have friends on other teams, while simultaneously rooting against their rivals. I'm pretty sure the girls are capable of complex thinking.

Re: GIRLS

Anon
I think girls are both allowed to have friends on other teams, while simultaneously rooting against their rivals. I'm pretty sure the girls are capable of complex thinking.



Hockey analysis and child development psychology, what more can you ask for?

Re: GIRLS

Who knew that being a supportive friend required "complex thinking". Kids seem to handle player movement better than parents.

Re: GIRLS

anon
Is that why the Wizards girls were sitting in the rink during the Assabet Ottawa game and were cheering for Ottawa.......you say they have "friends" on other teams, yet wanted their "friends" to lose. Let's face it, for a kids sport, the haters are the parents and the kids reflect their parents attitudes in the way they behave. It really is a sad, petty way to be. Especially since these kids could all end up on the same team sometime in the future.


And this ^ is contributing to the demise of MA hockey. Everyone thinks that we're competing against Assabet/Wizards/Breakers/Eagles. And the organizations feed that thought process. Assabet doesn't get better by beating the Wizards or vice versa. Good, well coached, skillful players are good, regardless of the color of the jersey. We saw a lot of them from MN and Canada this weekend, and not so many from New England. Fact. So does it really matter if 3 were wearing Assabet unis and 2 were wearing Wizards, and 2 were in Breakers jerseys? If the total is 7, something is wrong.

Re: GIRLS

none
anon
Is that why the Wizards girls were sitting in the rink during the Assabet Ottawa game and were cheering for Ottawa.......you say they have "friends" on other teams, yet wanted their "friends" to lose. Let's face it, for a kids sport, the haters are the parents and the kids reflect their parents attitudes in the way they behave. It really is a sad, petty way to be. Especially since these kids could all end up on the same team sometime in the future.


And this ^ is contributing to the demise of MA hockey. Everyone thinks that we're competing against Assabet/Wizards/Breakers/Eagles. And the organizations feed that thought process. Assabet doesn't get better by beating the Wizards or vice versa. Good, well coached, skillful players are good, regardless of the color of the jersey. We saw a lot of them from MN and Canada this weekend, and not so many from New England. Fact. So does it really matter if 3 were wearing Assabet unis and 2 were wearing Wizards, and 2 were in Breakers jerseys? If the total is 7, something is wrong.


This is exactly why teams like the Vipers and others are starting to get better.

Re: GIRLS

Anon
none
anon
Is that why the Wizards girls were sitting in the rink during the Assabet Ottawa game and were cheering for Ottawa.......you say they have "friends" on other teams, yet wanted their "friends" to lose. Let's face it, for a kids sport, the haters are the parents and the kids reflect their parents attitudes in the way they behave. It really is a sad, petty way to be. Especially since these kids could all end up on the same team sometime in the future.


And this ^ is contributing to the demise of MA hockey. Everyone thinks that we're competing against Assabet/Wizards/Breakers/Eagles. And the organizations feed that thought process. Assabet doesn't get better by beating the Wizards or vice versa. Good, well coached, skillful players are good, regardless of the color of the jersey. We saw a lot of them from MN and Canada this weekend, and not so many from New England. Fact. So does it really matter if 3 were wearing Assabet unis and 2 were wearing Wizards, and 2 were in Breakers jerseys? If the total is 7, something is wrong.


This is exactly why teams like the Vipers and others are starting to get better.


I hope they are and the former falcons as well because the overall product the NEGHL sent to NAHA was awful

Re: GIRLS

If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?

Re: GIRLS

anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?



I assume the best 20 players in Detroit are on Little Caesar and the top 40 in Chicago are on CYA or Mission, Minnesota plays town then makes an all star team

Toronto is significantly larger than Boston and is more hockey focused which is why towns Neapean Stoney and Mississasauga can be so successful (Fairfield CT goes to the little league world series every year because their player pool is so large to choose from as a comparison)

You have 2 problems, MA club owners make $ on the current system and kids at U 14 are told it's all about what can I do to impress a prep school rather than work as a team to be successful

Re: GIRLS

anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?


Looked to me like skating was the difference maker. MN OS = Minnesota Overspeed. Skating.

Also, the focus needs to be on making your teammates better, not being a puckhog. How many U14 girls are getting "home coaching" to do the exact opposite? I know of quite a few at Assabet and Wizards both who are hearing that message and a few more that may not have heard that message at home but have reached the conclusion on their own.

Re: GIRLS

Last 2 posts make alot of good points.

Re: GIRLS

This is bordering on being moved as this is a meaningful conversation - there is no place for this talk on the dboard!!

The other major issue here is college scouts coming to watch 9th (or even 8th graders). Talk about throwing gas on a fire.

Re: GIRLS

Anon
This is bordering on being moved as this is a meaningful conversation - there is no place for this talk on the dboard!!

The other major issue here is college scouts coming to watch 9th (or even 8th graders). Talk about throwing gas on a fire.


Whys should 13 year old boys have exclusivity on worthless commitments to colleges?

I have no idea where I'm going to high school but Quinnipiac loves me!!!

Re: GIRLS

You guys, college is 4 to 5 years away. Alot could happen in those years. It seems like a tremendous amount of pressure on these kids. We have to let our girls grow into the people they want to become. It's not our journey.

Re: GIRLS

none
anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?


Looked to me like skating was the difference maker. MN OS = Minnesota Overspeed. Skating.

Also, the focus needs to be on making your teammates better, not being a puckhog. How many U14 girls are getting "home coaching" to do the exact opposite? I know of quite a few at Assabet and Wizards both who are hearing that message and a few more that may not have heard that message at home but have reached the conclusion on their own.


I'm sure everyone but your pass first player is being told that yes, also amazing you are that wired in to not one but two teams

Re: GIRLS

Anon
none
anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?


Looked to me like skating was the difference maker. MN OS = Minnesota Overspeed. Skating.

Also, the focus needs to be on making your teammates better, not being a puckhog. How many U14 girls are getting "home coaching" to do the exact opposite? I know of quite a few at Assabet and Wizards both who are hearing that message and a few more that may not have heard that message at home but have reached the conclusion on their own.


I'm sure everyone but your pass first player is being told that yes, also amazing you are that wired in to not one but two teams


Appears to be a sensitive point for you? Connect the dots....

Re: GIRLS

none
anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?


Looked to me like skating was the difference maker. MN OS = Minnesota Overspeed. Skating.

Also, the focus needs to be on making your teammates better, not being a puckhog. How many U14 girls are getting "home coaching" to do the exact opposite? I know of quite a few at Assabet and Wizards both who are hearing that message and a few more that may not have heard that message at home but have reached the conclusion on their own.


Disagree, there was not one singular difference that stood out, there were many. It is not just the puckhog thing, it is also the precision of the passes, the control over puck possession.

I also don't get why rivalries would make a third team better. And yes, I don't like Assabet, i don't like the approach to building a team through acquiring other players rather than development, I don't particularly like the owner. But that has nothing to do with any of the above?

Re: GIRLS

anon
none
anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?


Looked to me like skating was the difference maker. MN OS = Minnesota Overspeed. Skating.

Also, the focus needs to be on making your teammates better, not being a puckhog. How many U14 girls are getting "home coaching" to do the exact opposite? I know of quite a few at Assabet and Wizards both who are hearing that message and a few more that may not have heard that message at home but have reached the conclusion on their own.


Disagree, there was not one singular difference that stood out, there were many. It is not just the puckhog thing, it is also the precision of the passes, the control over puck possession.

I also don't get why rivalries would make a third team better. And yes, I don't like Assabet, i don't like the approach to building a team through acquiring other players rather than development, I don't particularly like the owner. But that has nothing to do with any of the above?


I love the early season critics who came out to see Assabet play especially the 9pm game on Saturday night,

Since nobody cares how the Islanders move the puck lets focus on this collection of 13 and 14 year old girls.

The Wizards could be playing the Breakers in my backyard with Eagles getting the winner and I would not come out and watch. Carl should get a t shirt line going and charge to get in if this continues. What are you all going to do since nobody had the stones to enter the Stoney Creek tourney?

Re: GIRLS

Carl jr
anon
none
anon
If that's the case, what should the MA teams being doing differently?


Looked to me like skating was the difference maker. MN OS = Minnesota Overspeed. Skating.

Also, the focus needs to be on making your teammates better, not being a puckhog. How many U14 girls are getting "home coaching" to do the exact opposite? I know of quite a few at Assabet and Wizards both who are hearing that message and a few more that may not have heard that message at home but have reached the conclusion on their own.


Disagree, there was not one singular difference that stood out, there were many. It is not just the puckhog thing, it is also the precision of the passes, the control over puck possession.

I also don't get why rivalries would make a third team better. And yes, I don't like Assabet, i don't like the approach to building a team through acquiring other players rather than development, I don't particularly like the owner. But that has nothing to do with any of the above?


I love the early season critics who came out to see Assabet play especially the 9pm game on Saturday night,

Since nobody cares how the Islanders move the puck lets focus on this collection of 13 and 14 year old girls.

The Wizards could be playing the Breakers in my backyard with Eagles getting the winner and I would not come out and watch. Carl should get a t shirt line going and charge to get in if this continues. What are you all going to do since nobody had the stones to enter the Stoney Creek tourney?



Because the number of tickets sold will tell us exactly how well our girls are learning, right? You, sir, are missing the point here. Who cares who is watching? Are we talking about Justin Bieber or developmental hockey?

But I do like your burgers and breakfast, Carl Jr. Thanks for playing.

Re: GIRLS

anon
Anon
Wizards
anon
anon
Wizards
Agreed that no MA teams can compete at that level. MA hockey needs to look at MN to see what they are doing? MN was the best team. Faster, more aggressive than anyone else there. Granted it was an AllStar team, but not many of the MA top girls would make the MN team, in spite of what their parents think.

Not sure Little Caesar belongs on your list.



So if you beat Mission and lose 1 zip to Mississagua who beat the eventual champion you can't compete at that level?



If you lose to MN by one goal then you compete. agree with Little Ceasars, probably 4 maybe 5 could have won that tournament. Wake up call for MA girls. Across the age groups, there are a few that could compete. Puckhandling, forecheck, backcheck, passing, size and speed of these girls were all far superior.


Yes, I guess that is competitive by your measure. But when you watch one team consistently win every puck battle and control the game for 75% of the game you have to question if MA Hockey hasn't fallen behind the times. Look, we are on the same side, we want MA Hockey to be stronger, but it's just not there right now. We can thump our chests, call it a lull, or have a critical look at the development of the game in MA.

Does anyone really think MA had the top talent this last weekend?


My "measure" is how does a Wizard dad draw conclusions on a Assabet Mississagua game this specific ? Please don't tell me you drove to the rink for a 9pm game to watch kids who are not your daughter???





Not Wizards dad, but - were you there? There were plenty of other girls there from other teams, watching each other play. And by extension their parents. This is not 10 yr old hockey anymore. Especially because these girls remain friends across teams even if they have changed teams. [/quot

The post was in response to someone who called himself wizards, now a anon responds saying he is not a Wizards dad but is calling for kid harmony???

Re: GIRLS

Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.

Re: GIRLS

ANONA
Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already

Re: GIRLS

Anon
ANONA
Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already


Seems correct. Because Assabet gets better if Wizards lose and vice versa. Right? (only in the minds of parents trying to justify a decision)

Fact is that neither Assabet or Wizards (or Eagles or Breakers) were competitive with the top U14 teams this past weekend, and this should tell all parents that something is wrong. Wherever your daughter plays this year or played last year.

Wizards/Assabet rivalry and comparisons accomplish nothing. Seriously. That probably won't be the State final game, and it certainly won't be the Nattys final game.

Re: GIRLS

Anon
Anon
ANONA
Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already


Seems correct. Because Assabet gets better if Wizards lose and vice versa. Right? (only in the minds of parents trying to justify a decision)

Fact is that neither Assabet or Wizards (or Eagles or Breakers) were competitive with the top U14 teams this past weekend, and this should tell all parents that something is wrong. Wherever your daughter plays this year or played last year.

Wizards/Assabet rivalry and comparisons accomplish nothing. Seriously. That probably won't be the State final game, and it certainly won't be the Nattys final game.


This is spot on. The problem is simple in Massachusetts, the girls game is getting just like the boys. There are way too many teams. Just like the boys, the horse has left the barn and it will never be the same. It's all about the $$.

Re: GIRLS

Anon
Anon
Anon
ANONA
Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already


Seems correct. Because Assabet gets better if Wizards lose and vice versa. Right? (only in the minds of parents trying to justify a decision)

Fact is that neither Assabet or Wizards (or Eagles or Breakers) were competitive with the top U14 teams this past weekend, and this should tell all parents that something is wrong. Wherever your daughter plays this year or played last year.

Wizards/Assabet rivalry and comparisons accomplish nothing. Seriously. That probably won't be the State final game, and it certainly won't be the Nattys final game.


This is spot on. The problem is simple in Massachusetts, the girls game is getting just like the boys. There are way too many teams. Just like the boys, the horse has left the barn and it will never be the same. It's all about the $$.


as far as i remember a MA U14 team won Nattys last year?

Re: GIRLS

anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
ANONA
Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already


Seems correct. Because Assabet gets better if Wizards lose and vice versa. Right? (only in the minds of parents trying to justify a decision)

Fact is that neither Assabet or Wizards (or Eagles or Breakers) were competitive with the top U14 teams this past weekend, and this should tell all parents that something is wrong. Wherever your daughter plays this year or played last year.

Wizards/Assabet rivalry and comparisons accomplish nothing. Seriously. That probably won't be the State final game, and it certainly won't be the Nattys final game.


This is spot on. The problem is simple in Massachusetts, the girls game is getting just like the boys. There are way too many teams. Just like the boys, the horse has left the barn and it will never be the same. It's all about the $$.


as far as i remember a MA U14 team won Nattys last year?


Please don't let facts get in the way of blowhards pontificating. Natty guy wants to be heard and crushing his dopey argument with a clear recent fact is not the purpose of this forum.

Re: GIRLS

anon
anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
ANONA
Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already


Seems correct. Because Assabet gets better if Wizards lose and vice versa. Right? (only in the minds of parents trying to justify a decision)

Fact is that neither Assabet or Wizards (or Eagles or Breakers) were competitive with the top U14 teams this past weekend, and this should tell all parents that something is wrong. Wherever your daughter plays this year or played last year.

Wizards/Assabet rivalry and comparisons accomplish nothing. Seriously. That probably won't be the State final game, and it certainly won't be the Nattys final game.


This is spot on. The problem is simple in Massachusetts, the girls game is getting just like the boys. There are way too many teams. Just like the boys, the horse has left the barn and it will never be the same. It's all about the $$.


as far as i remember a MA U14 team won Nattys last year?


Please don't let facts get in the way of blowhards pontificating. Natty guy wants to be heard and crushing his dopey argument with a clear recent fact is not the purpose of this forum.


The clearest, most recent fact available is that all MA U14 teams looked terrible last weekend, compared to the competition. If you don't care about that, fine. I guess everyone will still come to watch Assabet play and therefore it's all good. Enjoy!

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Little Caesars were dreadful, Missasaugua dodged a bullet against AV and AV split with Mission (first game was close, second game not even). So yes AV is in those 6.



Let me see if I got this

Wizard reply- Mission did not try in game 2 it was consolation game!

Assabet reply- Pittsburgh and CT stink and everybody else blew you out

am I close?

enough already


Seems correct. Because Assabet gets better if Wizards lose and vice versa. Right? (only in the minds of parents trying to justify a decision)

Fact is that neither Assabet or Wizards (or Eagles or Breakers) were competitive with the top U14 teams this past weekend, and this should tell all parents that something is wrong. Wherever your daughter plays this year or played last year.

Wizards/Assabet rivalry and comparisons accomplish nothing. Seriously. That probably won't be the State final game, and it certainly won't be the Nattys final game.


This is spot on. The problem is simple in Massachusetts, the girls game is getting just like the boys. There are way too many teams. Just like the boys, the horse has left the barn and it will never be the same. It's all about the $$.


as far as i remember a MA U14 team won Nattys last year?


Please don't let facts get in the way of blowhards pontificating. Natty guy wants to be heard and crushing his dopey argument with a clear recent fact is not the purpose of this forum.


The clearest, most recent fact available is that all MA U14 teams looked terrible last weekend, compared to the competition. If you don't care about that, fine. I guess everyone will still come to watch Assabet play and therefore it's all good. Enjoy!


I missed the memo that said Assabet was downgraded from can't compete to terrible.

BTW is it not a fact when you offer an opinion that everybody is terrible, hope your kid was in fact not terrible yesterday, even though according to your opinion her team is.

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Eagle Breaker game loser will go winless,

Assabet could go 1-2 same for Wiz




Assabet destroyed Ottawa 67's today

Breakers beat Eagles so guess who goes winless?

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The Vipers and whatever the Falcons are now calling themselves will be better than the Wizards and Breakers. So will the Eagles.


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The Vipers and whatever the Falcons are now calling themselves will be better than the Wizards and Breakers. So will the Eagles.


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Way to contribute!

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The Vipers and whatever the Falcons are now calling themselves will be better than the Wizards and Breakers. So will the Eagles.


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Way to contribute!


I thought I'd be concise that's all...

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They already had the best 03 D player in house, they stole the best 03 forward and now they have the best 04 forward and a top 2 04 D coming up.

I would argue they had kids leave that were better than the Wizards forwards they brought in.

Not going to be enough pucks and everybody will be gunning for them!


Best 03 D, no question
Best 03 forward stolen, yes from BSB
Best 04 forward, yes
top 04 D - yes, if she can stay out of the box
on paper, they are great. But will the coach wear out the top players like he did last year?

kids that left better than ones that came - other than the exception above, yes.



Said the dad of that defenseman. Gotta love AV parents! Brags about own daughter while slighting team and coach.

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2 of the 3 Wizards forwards that went to AVP did just fine at NAHA. You are kidding yourself if you think that those that left were/are better.

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2 of the 3 Wizards forwards that went to AVP did just fine at NAHA. You are kidding yourself if you think that those that left were/are better.


Who are you even talking to. Stop trying to convince yourself you made the right move, go have a beer and let them play.

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Breakers,Wizards,Assabet and everyone esle

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I think the new U8( full time season) is where all the hype will be this year.

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I think the new U8( full time season) is where all the hype will be this year.


do they take naps in between periods?

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Find a good coach and a team that they like. Focus on skating, skating, skating, and then skills. Most of the coaches out there don’t know what they are doing and didn’t play at an elite level when they were younger and won’t be able to do anything to help you daughter and will most likely even negativity affect their development. You have to do your research on the individual coaches and teams not necessarily the programs as a whole. DON’T ASSUME A GOOD PROGRAM WILL HAVE A GOOD COACH/TEAM AT EVERY LEVEL BECAUSE THEY WONT. Hopefully you can find something close to your home for logistics purposes.

My advice is to only have your daughter play with boys if they can play at an elite boys level. Having her play for a low level boys team will not help them because the skill level and coaching will not be good and they will most likely be physically outmatched. If they are good enough (which will only be the case at they are either really big or elite skaters with solid skills) and driven to do so, have them play for an elite boys team and also a top girls team but prioritize the girls team because that will be where they foster their lifelong friendships and have the best experiences which is what they will remember later in life. That is a LOT of hockey for a young player and their family so only go this route if they love the game and you are a little crazy (in a good way) because if not you will just burn them out and they might be good when younger but will eventually burn out and get passed by other players who maintain their drive and peak later. Good luck.