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HSFBLJ last won the day on November 8 2018

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  1. Can you report parents behavior in the stands to safesport? This has nothing to do with this thread but I am curious.
  2. Scooby your kids must have been playing for the cup in both of those games eh? Listening to coaches complain and cry all the time can't be fun. Players constantly talking back and crazy people in the stands. Yep, asshats for sure. Bad calls happen just like bad things in life happen. Teach your kids to deal with adversity and not to constantly blame other people. You are the same people that will be complaining about the FPP in a few weeks! I don't think it is the job of the ref to break up a fight after the game is over, probably not even when the game is ongoing. I'm not going anywhere near a bunch of 16-18 yr olds throwing punches.
  3. I have said this before check out the Mighigan Hockey by-laws. Organizations that have AAA teams are limited and must have a AAA team at all levels not just one team. This promotes strong organizations and the formation of individual team clusters that we have in Pittsburgh. It also drives the quality coaches to those organizations. Until it is restricted we will still have AA players playing AAA hockey because the parents think the kid is that good and there is a coach waiting to take that $$$$.
  4. Why does PAHL have any input at all with what happens in the PIHL? I don't understand the relationship. Does it all fall under the mid-am umbrella?
  5. You must be out of your mind to consider something like that. Dasvidaniya! I wonder what the ROI is on this trip?
  6. Bantam Group 1 Allegheny 231 Foxes 267 Mt Lebo 353 North Pitt 451 Predators 410 Renegades 547 South Hills 320 Westmoreland 384 There is no mention of the Viper stars, BV or MV. One of these team will likely get moved down after placement games. Someone always wants to move up. An 06 team playing with the 05's?
  7. Just starting some discussion. When do they start placement games for PAHL?
  8. You are correct I forgot the Icemen. This was not a predicted order of strength.
  9. PPE Preds 05 Timmons Mt. Lebanon PPE #2 Foxes Viper Stars Allegheny North Pitt Renegades Westmoreland top 10 14U teams in the area
  10. Clearly not a AAA team. They would be middle of the road playing AA. Could they beat the 14UAAA team at that rink?
  11. Saucey, I don't disagreee with you but the PIHL teams are pretty good at the Varsity level. Do you compare them to U18 teams? PIHL vs. PAHL battle of the champions would be something to see. I may even pay $$ to watch this at the UPMC Center.
  12. Apparently I touched a nerve. 1. If so many programs are run this way why aren't the ones here in Pittsburgh? Can you tell me which one's are? 2. Not all good coaches are ex NHL D1 players. This speaks to the talent pool. A large talent pool would have at least some coaches with high level playing experience. Some of these guy's are tremendous coaches by the way. 3. I did not miss your point, I think we actually agree here. Get rid of the "skills" guys and get quality coaches who can teach and develop kids and you save people money. I'm telling you to find something to celebrate and stop raging all the time. Pittsburgh has problems just like every other city. I fight when I have to fight and encourage kids to stick up for themselves and handle things on the ice when appropriate. I'm not your sunshine and smiles guy by any stretch.
  13. 1. Passive aggressive phonies (see moderators post on locked thread). This guy is the embodiment of this example. 2. Too many hockey parents and too few coaches willing to fight them 3. Too many people making too much money 1.The moderator does an excellent job. Team dynamics are always complicated and the teams in Pittsburgh seem to run in clicks. Portions of the teams are always split apart from others. Not enough team building. I'm not talking about going to the pool as a team either. Show me a coach who runs his team like a college program and I will show you a coach who doesn't have to deal with passive aggressive or aggressive people for that matter. Easy enough to do, when the team travels arrange for dinner and breakfast to be served to the players at the hotel in one of the conference rooms. The "team" eats together, video review the "team" learns together. I have seen coaches above u14 arrange for the "team" to stay together, 2 players to a room. Rotate the players so they are not always with the same person. Build the team environment. 2. Pittsburgh lacks quality coaches-There are a ton of people who played HS hockey and maybe some beyond that. Show me some D1players who are now coaching in the area? Any ex-profesionals coaching in the area? Quality coaches don't fight with hockey parents they don't have to, they simply find other players willing to do the job. Pittsburgh is still a small market hockey town. Face it the Pens are the only tier 1 program in Western Pa. Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Saint Paul, Toronto, Montreal are where hockey is played. Hockey is a way of life there, like the "Steelers" have been here. People from here beleive Pittsburgh is the best at everything and fail to look outside the city at what other people are doing. Part of learning means getting outside your comfort zone. If you never leave Pittsburgh you don't know anything else. 3. At what level do you need to start paying coaches? I'm not sure money is a problem in the hockey world. People use money as an excuse. Play hockey for the school. Most programs have middle school team you can play on for under $2500 per year. No travel and limited expenses above that. Nobody is making money on a middle school team or a HS team for that matter. It can all be what you want it to be. Most of posters on here are correct just stop complaining and find something to celebrate in life.
  14. http://www.midamhockey.com/youth-hockey/select-camps-and-tryouts/15-tryouts-april-27-29/
  15. Word on the street is the Preds are still looking for a few players, so I doubt anyone from there will be looking for a spot. If you look at the MidAm list it appears to be full of AAA players. I'm not sure there is a AA kid on the list. Quite a few disgruntled parents.
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