The Official New England Ice Hockey DBoard
Click Here to Visit Our Facebook Page
I’m not sold that a program can be elite. Geographic location has more to do with program success than some magic button that parents believe certain programs have.
This is all sounding like the old 'Metro League' before the parents all got engaged in this skating, skills, hockey arms race and the owners all took it in and offered more, more, more until their bank accounts were stuffed.
And remember many kids who aren't 'élite' at 12 will be at 17. They need somewhere to improve.