I just sat through the replay of today's 2012 BJB-CJR game with my kid, since he plays with 2 of the kids on that team. Pretty predictable. Doesn't even matter that the BJB is a local all-star team. Got crushed by the MFF kids all the same. I'm not even sure what the issue is. BJB has a bunch of kids with individual talent, but the way CRJ controlled the game from start to finish. It was just like the regular season where the whole game felt like a massive power play for CRJ.
None of the BJB kids stood out. What a bummer.
Saw a few replays and it became obvious there’s just not enough to compete. They need more consistent offense, defense, speed and coaching. A pint-sized goalie that plays deep in the blue and on their knees didn’t help.
What these kids need is 10-15 tournaments over the summer. Need to playing way more games. The 60-70 they play during the season just isn’t cutting it.
The cjr kids move the puck quicker and are very disciplined. They all move without the puck and are communicating. Most of them play together all year . The gap will close as the boston kids learn the game a little more. The cjr parents have the an endless supply of money to make their kids better as well.
If you play for a CJR Brick Series team, you get 2 practices a week all April, May and June. If you play for BJB, CM gives you a cool photo shoot for your Instagram.
Here’s the good news for the 12s the brick is over . People can now get back to skills and having fun . I can’t wait to see what happens during the regular season now that they have established dominance of their age group in the EHF and E9 .
Good thing those creamsicles weren’t allowed in Edmonton.