MYHockey Rankings will no longer rate 11-and-under teams in the United States and Canada, its founder said, describing the practice as potentially harmful. https://myhockeyrankings.com/news.php?b=902 & https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/sports/hockey/myhockey-youth-rankings.html
You know how many loser coaches will be so bummed by this?
Also just in, hot off the presses, the NHL will add 6 additional teams to join the current “original” 6. This will double the size of the league, going from 6 to 12 teams.
Surprising that anyone honestly ever believed that ranking groups of pre-pubescent young children by some algorithm of wins and losses made sense.
How are all the Fed Dad's going to legitimize their claim to the thrown now that they will not have their MHR number to justify their claims at Mite Major or Squirts....
How will the E9 Moms claim their baby is elite without a top 25 win on MHR for their baby.
Oh god.... the politics will go from soo bad to worse without the MHR to define the meritocracy. New England Hockey (Mass Hockey) will get watered down even further, when all kids are called elite... then no one really is. Everyone gets a parti****tion trophy.....
Wait, a PHL team could go undefeated.... are they now elite... What about a VHL team, can they now rise to the top... no one will know what league to play in...... oooohhhh the humanity!!! Mass Hockey is dead! Dead, I tell you....
But wait, really, wait, what will all the Islander/ Minuteman / Boston Jr. Bruin wannabee dads do when they can't be sure they are chasing to get their son on the top MHR team....
This is good news for the summer tournament crowds....
Maybe now we can have tryouts for our teams in August after baseball and lax is over....
I see positives here when we don't have to chase a MHR number!! Do you?
Wait a minute.. now kids will play for programs closer to home? How will we know how good the teams are that are two states over so we can try out for them? How will we know our benders are exceptional if we aren't driving or flying hours away to play? It's a known fact that the farther you travel the better your kid is at hockey and this will get thrown out the window. Good thing we will still have summer tournaments!
Makes no difference. Still assigning ratings and sorting top to bottom. So now instead if seeing Little Johnny’s team is ranked 21st, Big Johnny will need to count down the list. Hope he can count that high.
The farther your kid travels the better they are.... PROVEN FACT! 9 out of 10 dance moms agree! Now I know this won't solve all of the issues we've beaten into our players heads about the "quality of competition", but at least now, hopefully, these kids can just play hockey for the love of the game and grow as players. enough of this fake a$& ranking and arguing between EHF and BHL. both leagues have plenty of families willing to buy their kid a spot on the team he or she wants.
The rankings are not overrated. They were amazingly accurate for playing teams with no common opponents at tournaments or mon league games year after year. There are 2 distinct camps- the people who just look at the rankings to see where their kids team is- and the people who use it for scheduling purposes. If any of you actually went outside of 495 you'd know scheduling competitive games is not easy.
Agreed that the rankings are incredibly accurate all things considered. They also incentivize teams to travel long distances to play other teams with certain rankings as a means of maintaining or improving their own ranking. Many won't even step on the ice with other teams close to home in fear of their ranking being damaged.
Why do you travel "outside of 495"?
Were are talking about squirts right? You are delusional if you are worried about finding like opponents outside of 495, outside of your fed schedule.
We think too much in the NE bubble. Teams outside of NE do not have competitive leagues the way we have in the Fed. They have to travel so knowing that the comp will be level is important. That is why they developed MyHockey in the first place. It will still do that because the ratings will remain. The inly difference is that everyone will need to assign their own number by sorting the ratings. If not for MyHockey tourneys would be a crapfest of 15-1 games and look a lot like spring tourneys with a huge talent spread top to bottom. Playing noncompetitive games has no benefit for either side.