NO matter what age... the local AAA teams have a tough enough time getting teams to come in and play them when there isn't a pandemic. I think the AAA teams locally should punt this year and offer practice and light game schedule only and allow their players to play for their local PAHL Affiliate's AA team this season or high school middle schools.. and of course reduce the rate. I know that wouldn't happen, but I can't see paying 5000 + for my son to play 15-20 games and to play against other teams that are willing to travel to pa and probably aren't AAA competitive. If Tryouts would get announced, it'd be interesting to see how each org prefaces what their schedule will be without travel to Canada/Mi/WNY . It'll be hard to get a 50+ game schedule in for the Tier 2 AAs and Tier 2 AAAs or independents.... Almost impossible for the AAA teams to get any games unless they paly the other local teams, but at most age groups there are 2 or 3 that might be competitive.
Yup,,,,,, When you play smaller organizations. some teams may only have 1 Bantam team, but it's nice to know who their stud(s) are, TEam may only have 1 team, but they have players that are first year skaters to AAA. It's a crap shoot.
Don't all AAA Squirt teams draw from other organization's Mite programs? I think The Rengades Thing is PAHL requirement. If I remember correctly, The Pens stripped the Then Amateur Pens of the name and left the AAA club with the SCIR when The PPE were created. Not sure if they (PPE) took over the Hornets AAA or how that all works. SCIR used the Vengeance name to differentiate their AAA from their house teams. I can remeber the amatuer pens field 3 or 4 teams in PAHL playing low A or even B. It was just the local PAHL org for that rink. Good for them (SCIR /Vengeance) for only using the AAA monacer when they have a team or birth year that is capable of playing AAA. Some of the posts in here seem to be pointed toward one birth year team that probably goes back several years, As an organization, I think The Vengeance have a viable option going for AAA Pittsburgh hockey.