Great choice. Play with friends. Somebody on the board gets it!
Town? A kid has no chance of getting drafted if they only play town. Tier 1 white and silver's where it's at!
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White and Silver are much better than town. It is organized, has solid scheduling, good competition. Not everyone has a dream of their kid playing in the NHL. Some of us just want the kid to have a great hockey experience and move on to high school and the beer league. Sorry you think that $3k is a lot of money to teach a kid the game of hockey and how to be a great human being. Those of you bashing the league clearly have some inferiority issues you need to work out. Yes, my kid does play in the white and he loves it. Money well spent.
E9, EHF/USPHL any level, PHL Premier/Elite. They have all become status symbols for parents to feel good about themselves. It's just like why BMW makes so many different models of their cars. So the guy driving a 3 series can think he's just as good as a guy driving an 8. You can't pimp your kid out in town warm up gear without the fear of judgement from the other hockey parents. So you pay an extra $2K to get the better looking warm ups.
White and Silver and BHL National equal one word.....Dog **** of all Dog ****.....save your money and play local house its just as good. PHL and BHL National have some decent teams at the top of their standings that compete with low level E9 and EHF tier 1 black teams. At least in the age groups my kids play in.