The best part is when U14 comes, you all get thrown together and you realize that there's every bit the talent coming out of the in E9 as there is in the EHF.
The same people you're kicking the $hit out of now are going to wind up as teammates with your kid and you're going to realize how wrong you all were in saying one or the other was superior. None of them "suck" at all.
There is a ton of talent out there, and if you're level headed and not a jerk, you'll appreciate seeing some really good hockey.
The bigger difference I'll say is EHF Elite parents have paid a lot more than an E9 parent generally speaking with all of the out of state travel they tend to do.
Not this year. My kid is an 09. There is absolutely zero comparison between talent at E9 and EHF. There are some good players in the E9. But the top u14 teams next year will be littered with EHF kids. There is a reason why Rats and Whalers go after EHF kids. There is a reason why Mount only scouts EHF games.
I will,say that after the top 20 percent ehf kids get taken out, the rest of the fed looks like the top 20% of e9 kids. But the top 20% kids is what makes the ehf so much better. The E9 doesn’t have kids like that. And the fed (minus bandits) doesn’t have bottom half e9 type kids. There is a significant difference in talent at 09 level.
All these EHF/E9 threads are started by the same 14' baby blue daddy that wants to puff his chest how good their team is and how much Bandits/Breakers suck. He is right. They are good. Those teams aren't good. Diaper hockey though, doesn't matter at this age.
It gets old listening to the complaining about EHF/E9 though. It will be interesting to see if he is still here next year if the rumors that are starting to circle are true.
I have never even heard anyone at Lovell so much as mention the bandits.
Bandits and breakers? At this point in time that BA 2014 is better than the majority of EHF 2014 elite teams. They won the exposure cup beating several EHF 'elite' teams and were placed in a higher division than some going into it ! Not saying it will stay that way for years to come but that's how it is now. *grabs popcorn*
This thread is actually kind of embarrassing. Clearly started by a bored parent and i don't know what they were hoping to get out of this.
How does that strategy for the Rats/Whalers work out? I see one Rats team winning the state tournament and not sure there's a Whalers that did at any Tier 1 level. It's all just about the same when it's all said and done.
No Whalers at u14. But point is the same. At u15, best teams are mostly ex fed kids. Gap is much closer. But it still exists.
So this has become a typical EHF is better than E9 thread again. This was really specifically about Lovell. Not the rest of the E9.
Its funny how everyone tries to make the comparison between the two organizations and who is better.... check your rosters people, no matter what the fawking rules are, EHF gladly take lovell money to "alternate" and lovell does the same. get over it!
My eyeball test - the teams that competed in the MA states this year for U15 (non-scientific):
1. Rats = mostly ex-EHF kids
2. Militia = mostly ex-EHF kids
3. Cape Cod Whalers= mostly ex-EHF kids
4. Eagles = mostly ex-EHF kids
5. 95 Giants = mix of ex- EH/E9 kids
6. BHA - mix of kids from everywhere
7. Top Gun = mix of kids from EHF/other
8. Wizards = mostly E9 Kids
9. NSWings = mix of kids from E9/other
10. Valley Warriors = mostly E9 kids
11. Patriots =mostly E9 kids
12. Jr. Thunderbirds = kids E9 / mix
Notable is that Lovell does not enter tournament bounds teams, so obviously is a major outlier.
But by the time the kids get to U14/U15 - the better teams are made up of the kids that played EHF. Would be interesting to see if that same pattern holds true for U16/U18 as the landscape again changes in that age band....
Giants were BHL kids. Not E9. And were higher then Eagles.