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miked last won the day on November 16

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  1. " I wonder if any 8u’s have ever received a match?" yes, i've seen and know a couple. and to put it into perspective what it takes, when my son was like 6 or 7 he got a kid in a head lock and took him down like he was roping a calf. they made him sit the rest of the period then he was back in. 8u's get a lot of leeway, until it comes to stick work. where we did our ADM with my youngest they would split the kids up in practice, so you would meet the parents on the other teams while the kids were working together. I made lots of friends with "opposing" parents and would stand with them when our kids played against each other. last weekend i ran into one of those families. our kids played against each other for 3 years of ADM, never teammates, but we became friends.
  2. i think the video is from livebarn on panzoom and then zoomed in and rotated to focus on the coaches. after watching the video a few times, i think i noticed that coaches left hand pop out as the girl goes down. like an oh shit i knocked her down reflex. my completely speculative opinion from what i saw on that camera angle. the girl came through the line not looking at the coaches, the coach in question gave her a pop on the shoulder probably because he felt disrespected she was staring dead ahead, she went down, and he seemed to have an oh shit reaction. dum dum move by the coach. but really this isn't national, or i guess in this case international news. make the coach write an apology, suspend him, move on. if you've ever sat through a safe sport, you know how much worse it is out there.
  3. i appreciate trying to give people the benefit of the doubt and all, but super dad went on the ice and slowly walked past the Plum stands with his middle finger prominently displayed for all to see. Including the little kids. there were no good intentions. from the perspective of the rink, as an owner or manager, i would ban him for life. that is far to much of an insurance liability. if he slipped and fell he would have a law suit and even though common sense should prevail and the case get kicked out, his lawyer would take the approach of many respondents on this board and blame the refs and coaches and security and say he was trying to help the poor kids who were being let down by the system. end result, he would be rich and Baierl would be closed. just look at the sad ending of the BBT.
  4. exactly, but when something happens the hierarchy of blame goes in reverse order. The officials lost control, the coaches just stood there etc... while sometimes officials do let games go unchecked it's still ultimately on the players to control themselves.
  5. let's take these one at a time "No Security at Bariel parents went crazy" wrong, there was security, you can clearly see them throughout the game, but with a face off with ~1 second to go in a game that had no reason to believe there was going to be trouble, they must have headed out. after the dad went on the ice you can hear people calling for security. someone got to the ice door to block it and was clearly having words with super dad and shortly after you see another security coming up in front of the Plum parents going in between the 2 stands. "Security could went out their to stop it" so you suggest a random person who may or may not have ever skated should go on the ice in street shoes with no helmet and what? fall and bust their head open? "Only 5 Kids from Moon on the ice 10 players from Plum." so if these numbers are true, that means only 4 kids got off the Plum bench. it looked to me like most of them did because the game was over. so if there were only 10 out there, most of them stopped or possibly were stopped by the coaches. just because they were standing with their arms crossed doesn't mean they weren't telling kids to get their asses back to the bench. "Why wouldn’t Plum Coaches go on the ice to stop their players I didn’t see any of that." again, to do what? bust their head open? maybe a ref can chime in, but i believe the coaches are supposed to stay on the bench and refs handle it one situation at a time. leading to... "Officials should have been in between the players after the game moving them to their sides no where to be found." the ref dropped the puck for the final face off so he was clearly in between the two sides by definition of face off. once again, this wasn't a game that was all chippy or something. this really came out of no where and escalated fast. real fast. the refs were in the middle of the big mess, where the pummeling you mention was taking place and then after the kids i mentioned skated to the 2 on 1 a ref showed up there as well. don't try to pin this on the refs, coaches, or security or blame them for not doing something. the responsibility is solely on the kids for this one. all in all this was a well played, coached and called game that was marred by the actions of a few after the game ended, which by the parental behavior on display, it's not hard to see why these few have serious self control issues. the box score shows fighting and game misconducts were handed out, so suspensions will be forthcoming. so i'm not sure what else you would like to be done? "If you think that wasn’t bad something wrong with you." i didn't say it wasn't bad, there is no place for fighting in high school hockey. i was replying to the OP's question of what happened. he heard there was a fight, so i didn't feel the need to go into a diatribe on the incorrectness of fighting in PIHL. we are aware that the fight was a bad thing. i also didn't feel the need to give a blow by blow account of the fight. it doesn't matter the specifics, all fighting is bad. if the OP was asking something along the lines of who won the fight, well that's just dumb, but i gave them the benefit of the doubt and assumed they meant what happened that CAUSES the ugliness. so I explained what happened leading up to the altercation, which was really not much. It wasn't a chippy game, there was no dirty hit, or taunting, or anything. it wasn't a night long shit show of blown calls, it just, happened. it was then broken up and suspensions will be coming.
  6. oops, or girls, girls can play varsity now, my apologies
  7. watched the Moon Plum game. All in all, not really a physical game at all. There was a little goofy stick play from time to time, but i think that is probably pretty common at this age level. i don't watch a ton of PIHL, but high school boys aren't known for things like emotional control and decision making. still nothing that horrible, refs didn't lose control or anything like that. Plum scored late to go up 5-4. Moon pulled goalie and had some heated scrambles, didn't score. Plum coach did NOT let players off the bench to fight. the game ended, his players started to skate to their goalie and found themselves in a melee. it's hard to say if bench players participated as i wasn't tracking who was on the ice. as far as what started it, it appeared to me a Plum player gave a hefty shove after the whistle and tried to stealth away. A couple Moon players noted it and came in to shove back, which then lead to Plum players taking exception and on and on. There were some decent punches getting thrown and based on the box score game misconducts were handed out. so all in all, i think it was probably handled well as suspensions will certainly follow. it's a shame and not a good thing, but all in all, it wasn't an out of control shit show. just an unfortunate escalation. the worst part from my perspective was the dad who went on the ice and the mom's screaming at players as they left the ice. You asshats are all caught on live barn, full clear face shots with sound so you can't deny your gestures and what you said to MINORS. one last thing, would like to point out 2 kids that i thought showed what hockey is really about. when this went down a Moon kid and Plum kid paired up. they just held each others jerseys for a bit then, they noticed a 2 on 1 without a ref and skated over to break it up. good for you guys!!!
  8. 100% correct Saucey and honestly, i don't think i've seen a PAHL PW team that doesn't just roll their kids for the most part. So you're saying the only PW AAA team in the area is the PPE 07 Gold and Black? Pretty sure there is a PPE 08 Gold and Black as well. So eliminating the black would put 24 skaters back into PAHL if both black teams are as short as you say. Still, 24 skaters isn't going to tip the scale much, but i'm pretty sure there are multiple other PW AAA teams in the area. I'm pretty sure that you could easily put 50-60 kids back into PAHL and that would have a trickle down effect. Whether it's the top kids driving or the bottom kids being exploited, it is the same issue, the disparity between skater 1 and skater 15 is to large on most teams. and to the point of this discussion, PAHL placement isn't going to be able fix that.
  9. Honestly, you have it wrong. The fact that some of the teams are dominating is due to the fact that they have one or two players who do belong in a particular division. They belong in AAA or AA but are playing A Major black. The damage is done by the stars of a particular team. i don't really see this too much. Some of the smaller orgs sometimes have a kid or two that are above their current division, but they usually have a few more kids that should be 2 if not 3 divisions down. not much to be done about that. but sure there is always a kid here of there that is obviously the best player on the ice, but i don't see them running wild over the entire other team. but even if this is more prevalent than i'm aware of, funneling the talent back into PAHL instead of all these "elite" programs would go a long way to eliminate the situation. To use A Major black as the example, if these kids returned to PAHL, a bunch of current AA kids would get moved down to Gold, in turn moving Gold kids down to black. the top black kids would become middle of the pack and the team would be stronger overall and better able to handle the opponents, "super star".
  10. this is tough situation because I understand and agree with your sentiment, absolutely you want the fairest divisions so the kids have the most fun, but the PAHL placement isn't the real problem. It could probably be better, but just picking some teams that are losing and saying PAHL is wrong is not correct. First, why are you bringing myhockey rankings into a discussion on PAHL placement? What bearing does the result of tournaments and one off games have to do with PAHL placement? The only way to judge PAHL placement is by looking at PAHL games and so far most teams have only played about 5. I quickly did a check on the 0-5 Foxes 277 and see that they lost 2 bad ones to what seems to be a good Southpointe team and then had some close ones. Second, even looking at the PAHL scores don't give you an accurate picture of what is going on with a team. PW is a very transitional time. The kids are all getting big and strong enough to close gaps and break away hockey is ending. Some kids just refuse or take more time to adjust. They are used to being the big goal scorer on all their teams and now they are getting totally shut down. the lower PW ranks still have a good amount of break away action going on, so the question is, would you rather your kid move down and keep playing wrong, or suffer through a rough season but learn how to play the game properly, so they have a shot at making a decent team later on life? Don't assume all parents only care about winning and don't assume all kids only care about winning. Making friends is more important to most of them. Third, this entire situation though, can be traced to what has been discussed on this board over and over. i hate to bring it up due to the massive flame war the generally ensues, but the problem comes from all the independent and AAA teams getting formed around town. Look, i'm a capitalist, i believe in consumers having the right to spend money on whatever they want, but to an extent. The FDA would prevent a restaurant from serving an Asbestos Burger. the amount of consumer demand would be irrelevant. at some point some governing body needs to step in and do what is best for the kids. What we have now is a somewhat diluted PAHL AA, that trickles down. Just watch a game and you will see that most teams have a couple kids they need to hide. Those kids though would be fine one division down. Should the whole team go down though? If you cut out all the extraneous "elite" level hockey in the area, all these kids would get pushed down into their proper levels and alot more kids would get cut completely and play house league or B. there is no shame there. having strong house leagues would only make youth hockey stronger over all in the area. Fourth more placement games aren't going to help. Kids are on vacation, don't care, coaches are still trying to determine who plays well together. fall sports are taking up some kids time and energy. again, i appreciate the sentiment of making things as best you can for the kids, but the issue doesn't fully lie in the PAHL placements.
  11. So had a buddy tell me he was going to learn to skate so he could skate with his little ones who were getting into hockey. So he asked me if I knew any exercises that he could do that would help him progress faster as once a week public skate is only going to take you so far. I started to answer and stopped myself because i started to think, all the dryland exercises i know are about making a skater stronger and faster and i thought, is that really what you want to do to a beginner? beef up the posterior chain so they launch themselves into the boards with as much force as possible? LOL any thoughts on this? maybe instead of focusing on the posterior chain just focus on core and balance?
  12. not exactly touting, but they do list on their website https://www.pittsburghpenguinselite.com/page/show/2132729-boys-alumni https://www.pittsburghpenguinselite.com/page/show/2132736-girls-alumni but if you really want to track what happens to PPE players, the best way might be to use Elite Prospects. You can pull up a PPE team by year and click on each player and see where they ended up.
  13. i came across this article https://myhockeyrankings.com/news.php?b=319 this does a much better job of explaining what i meant by a model like Minnesota. being tied to the schools and community-centric. but then i was saddened at the end when they mentioned the encroaching AAA programs. something else i found interesting was the talk of respect and lack of after whistle/game shenanigans. just came back from Buffalo where they have instated pre game hand shakes. i was told they were having to many problems in post game hand shake lines. So if a scrum/fight occurs after the game, does the hockey mom still release the bloodcurdling shriek, "THAT"S A MAJOR!!!!!!"
  14. doesn't CHL negate NCAA eligibility? i thought that's where the USHL and NAHL came into play.
  15. don't want to debate the legality of scheduling a new game for the purpose of serving a suspension, but it seems to be fairly common, at least common enough that a ref mentioned doing it after handing out a 5 and game.
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