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Re: Bridgewater

Anon
Anon
The Bandits model is better than most as is the league the play in. The problem is the toxic culture the management bleeds into the system. It\\\'s embarrassing to even have a discussion with the knuckle dragger heading up the youth program. Speaking to him for more than 5 minutes will just hurt your brain.

If you want to look into rules just watch a practice. 75% of the coaches blatantly ignore the USA hockey helmet policy.

Their elite teams can\\\'t win more than 4 or 5 games a season and have no business entering teams at that level. Just put them in the \\\"tier 1\\\", which is really tier 2 or even 3, where they would be competitive at some age groups.
Based on everything you just said, it doesn't appear as though they have a good model...
They don't. That is painfully obvious

Re: Bridgewater

TP cursed the Bandits everything he touches goes to s**t. Now the Bandits are dealing with the mess he made. Bandits owners should of listened to the guy that was there before him who was turning the program around

Re: Bridgewater

Anon
TP cursed the Bandits everything he touches goes to s**t. Now the Bandits are dealing with the mess he made. Bandits owners should of listened to the guy that was there before him who was turning the program around
Owners screwed that one up by letting TP in the door, and knowing people would leave as a result. That's on owner for allowing that to happen. Once those birthyears age out (08-13's) that place will start to recover. Maybe the 15's will be first group to be competitive.

Re: Bridgewater

Anon
Anon
TP cursed the Bandits everything he touches goes to s**t. Now the Bandits are dealing with the mess he made. Bandits owners should of listened to the guy that was there before him who was turning the program around
Owners screwed that one up by letting TP in the door, and knowing people would leave as a result. That's on owner for allowing that to happen. Once those birthyears age out (08-13's) that place will start to recover. Maybe the 15's will be first group to be competitive.
The '15 elite bandits have lost all their games. The 2014 team doesn't seem to play anymore ? The 2014 'elite' breakers have not won a game yet. Seems like the breakers '14 selects team is better than the elite team. These programs aren't just going to make a comeback. The parents follow where the talent is now.

Re: Bridgewater

Anon
Anon
Anon
TP cursed the Bandits everything he touches goes to s**t. Now the Bandits are dealing with the mess he made. Bandits owners should of listened to the guy that was there before him who was turning the program around
Owners screwed that one up by letting TP in the door, and knowing people would leave as a result. That\'s on owner for allowing that to happen. Once those birthyears age out (08-13\'s) that place will start to recover. Maybe the 15\'s will be first group to be competitive.
The '15 elite bandits have lost all their games. The 2014 team doesn't seem to play anymore ? The 2014 'elite' breakers have not won a game yet. Seems like the breakers '14 selects team is better than the elite team. These programs aren't just going to make a comeback. The parents follow where the talent is now.
Didnt know that, my kids are out of that age and in HS. My kids were finishing up there when TP was coming in. No one seemed happy about it. The guy before TP seemed good, and the guy before that guy was also pretty solid (Minus his previous issue with the ECHL team and money laundering, good movie though you should watch it)

It seems every few years that Bandits program finds a way to screw up a good thing. Programs screw up all the time, but the bandits have done more than others. Usually when a program does that its a few years to recover because of the older/younger brother effect. If they are still struggling they have bigger problems than just what that guy did. someone said they had 100 at tryouts for one birth year. To me that's a positive

Re: Bridgewater

Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
TP cursed the Bandits everything he touches goes to s**t. Now the Bandits are dealing with the mess he made. Bandits owners should of listened to the guy that was there before him who was turning the program around
Owners screwed that one up by letting TP in the door, and knowing people would leave as a result. That\\\'s on owner for allowing that to happen. Once those birthyears age out (08-13\\\'s) that place will start to recover. Maybe the 15\\\'s will be first group to be competitive.
The \'15 elite bandits have lost all their games. The 2014 team doesn\'t seem to play anymore ? The 2014 \'elite\' breakers have not won a game yet. Seems like the breakers \'14 selects team is better than the elite team. These programs aren\'t just going to make a comeback. The parents follow where the talent is now.
Didnt know that, my kids are out of that age and in HS. My kids were finishing up there when TP was coming in. No one seemed happy about it. The guy before TP seemed good, and the guy before that guy was also pretty solid (Minus his previous issue with the ECHL team and money laundering, good movie though you should watch it)

It seems every few years that Bandits program finds a way to screw up a good thing. Programs screw up all the time, but the bandits have done more than others. Usually when a program does that its a few years to recover because of the older/younger brother effect. If they are still struggling they have bigger problems than just what that guy did. someone said they had 100 at tryouts for one birth year. To me that's a positive
I think it has to do with all the programs in the area. There are too many on the south shore and it gets confusing to navigate and they take business/talent away from each other. If you look north or even metro west there are way fewer to choose from. People have less options which sometimes makes it easier

Re: Bridgewater

anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
TP cursed the Bandits everything he touches goes to s**t. Now the Bandits are dealing with the mess he made. Bandits owners should of listened to the guy that was there before him who was turning the program around
Owners screwed that one up by letting TP in the door, and knowing people would leave as a result. That\\\\\\\'s on owner for allowing that to happen. Once those birthyears age out (08-13\\\\\\\'s) that place will start to recover. Maybe the 15\\\\\\\'s will be first group to be competitive.
The \\\'15 elite bandits have lost all their games. The 2014 team doesn\\\'t seem to play anymore ? The 2014 \\\'elite\\\' breakers have not won a game yet. Seems like the breakers \\\'14 selects team is better than the elite team. These programs aren\\\'t just going to make a comeback. The parents follow where the talent is now.
Didnt know that, my kids are out of that age and in HS. My kids were finishing up there when TP was coming in. No one seemed happy about it. The guy before TP seemed good, and the guy before that guy was also pretty solid (Minus his previous issue with the ECHL team and money laundering, good movie though you should watch it)

It seems every few years that Bandits program finds a way to screw up a good thing. Programs screw up all the time, but the bandits have done more than others. Usually when a program does that its a few years to recover because of the older/younger brother effect. If they are still struggling they have bigger problems than just what that guy did. someone said they had 100 at tryouts for one birth year. To me that\'s a positive
I think it has to do with all the programs in the area. There are too many on the south shore and it gets confusing to navigate and they take business/talent away from each other. If you look north or even metro west there are way fewer to choose from. People have less options which sometimes makes it easier
sort of like a team in southern CT with no other programs to compete with and parents with very deep pockets?

Re: Bridgewater

Good guy and money laundering in the same sentence. Really?

I did see bridgewater middle school team play. Lots of bandits pants and their two best players....NOT in Bandits pants.

Go Figure.

Re: Bridgewater

helmet rule...really? cant say that ive seen that.

Re: Bridgewater

Saw some bandits team practicing at the new Lovell rink tonight. Shouldn't the lovells be worried about the mighty EHF taking business from them?

Re: Bridgewater

Anon
Saw some bandits team practicing at the new Lovell rink tonight. Shouldn't the lovells be worried about the mighty EHF taking business from them?
No bandits teams were practicing there

Re: Bridgewater

You sure on that ? I saw kids walk by me in their equipment and shirts that said bridgewater bandits.