Forget the PHC taking over the state last year or the latest rumor about saints being bought out/merged.
One would think that you would look that the last peewee year as a pretty decent gauge to see orgs put money where mouth is and see if they really can develop players.
You know it’s the Q year, the year ‘before the hitting starts’, the age when kids start to fall into set positions and so on. Well look at what has happened to RI hockey at the ‘club’ level for this birth year thus far:
PHC EHF elite 4-5-1 with -23 GD last place in division
PHC South EHF Black 0-8-0 with -21 GD last place in division
RI Saints BHL American 6-9-1 with +2 GD. Had meltdown in E9 parity too early to tell in BHL where they will end up right now in 5th place
PHC East EHF White 2-7-1 with -22 GD last place in division
RI Saints Select BHL National 0-5-1 with -18 GD 3rd to last in division
Now the only bright spot is PHC North in EHF Silver who is 9-0-1 with +27 GD, yeah I know its silver
I’m not SORRY my kid got cut, I’m GLAD my kid got cut and we moved ovah da bordah.
Wait, I’m confused. RI is a state? I thought it was a crappy county in MA? My bad!
Same thing that has happened to all of New England hockey.... act accordingly !
I'm not sure what you are looking at. At the Elite Level, PHC is doing very well. One team is having a tough year so far, but the others are doing well.
Rhode Island has comparitivly fewer regestered hockey players than Mass or Conn.
the 06 division in RI is very strong....the problem is that it is strong with players that don't play for PHC or the Saints. If those programs can't keep the top talent in the state from moving to other programs, they will not be competetive.
That Saints are coming!:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
The 06 division in RI compared to MA and CT is very weak. Just looking at the 2 "elite" teams of the Saints and PHC there is maybe 2 kids between the 2 teams that I would consider to be good. Everyone else would be on a lower level team in MA or CT but because it is RI they get to be elite. Town,is well town we won't even go in to that.
Development is hot word around here. Parents feel like organizations are responsible for a kids development but I have felt kids and parents are responsible for development. Coaches in my mind are there to teach and manage the game and put the kids in situations that allow them to succeed. I suppose it all depends on what your definition of development is.
Have hockey parents finally had enough of MS?
Soon to be 0-11. Please spare us all these trips to Cranston.