HPHL is not better than EHF. At least not in the 09 and 11 divisions. You make a league with Chicago and Detroit, if it doesn’t have Little Caesars and Reapers, it’s not the top league. For youth hockey, EHF is the best…but not without Mid Fairfield.
EHF is the best youth league in the U.S? Wow, talk about drinking the Khool-Aid!
LOL the bandits 2010 Elite team lost to a BHL 3rd place National team last year.
Until they kick the breakers and bandits out of fed elite the league won’t be taken serious from anyone outside of the kool aid drinkers.
E9 has good players
Fed Elite has good players ( maybe 1-4 of the top players in the state in league) but the drop
off is huge on these teams. Which is why they couldn’t stand a chance against the HP league and other top end teams.
Christ even the PHL has 1-2 good players
Every league has good players in it what it comes down to is the coaching.
Play where is the best fit. Whether it be distance. Coaching. Competition or other fit like siblings or teammates.
From the time my kid was 10 he was continually told that to get better he had to play against the “best” and come to whichever ehf team.
At 18. He plays at a pretty high level. Kids from all over the country and few from outside. Only one kid on his team played EHF growing up.
He got better without the the EHF and somehow kids that played for their town and local high school in other states are better than kids who played n the EHF.
Tough to compare a league that has 11 teams with a league that has 6 teams. If you took the top 6 EHF teams, it would be better than the HP at every level. If you took the bottom 6, HP would be better. Agree with the other poster that said HP needs LC and Reapers to make it better. But both leagues are very good. The fact is when u look at where New England hockey players that are playing in college played as peewees and bantams, almost all played in the EHF. BA has a bunch, too. But the idea of going. From town to HS to college is fools gold. U want your kid to play at the highest possible level, u want him in the EHF or with the Lovell crew.
Keep believing that fairytale friend.
Agree 100%!!!we seem to all be living a dream through our kids and from our experiences with older children that have gone on to play "a little hockey", once they leave this bubble we created for them, rarely ever have we ran across coached/managers/players that even know what the hell the EHF and BHL are. NOR do any of them care!
EHF has simply been around longer. BA/lovell was only created in 2007. I'd say they're doing pretty well.
MidFairfield is leaving the EHF because there is no competition in the league. It’s a waist of a drive. Time to move on and play better teams and that is the facts!