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Everything posted by whome87

  1. The king is correct on USA Hockey.
  2. It’s more pc bs. Let the kids have fun. I’ve seen a game when a team was down 3 in the third the losing teams d made a huge clean hit the kids got fired up banging the boards and tied the game in 5 minutes. That hit and bench celebration changed the momentum of the game!!!
  3. Personally the pha program in terms of hockey & hockey development is awful. I do give those guys credit for fixing that rink up, western pa does not need anymore closing rinks. Pihl has not recovered from airport getting closed. We could use another sheet or two In western pa, the problem is, it’s not very profitable. The island would be gone if rmu didn’t buy it.
  4. Waste of money and time. The only scouts you will see at any of the Boston spring / summer tournaments are prep school guys, if you have the money and your child is half decent they will all take you.
  5. Let’s put the facts out. The national championship 16 team that had the 03s playing up this year only won because the 02s. Go look at the nationals website it still has the stats. In the championship game two 02s won that game on their own for the pens along with the goalie playing out of his mind. The 03 that all this is built around had 0.0 points in 5 games playing with the best 03 in USA hockey. It’s all still posted online but you already know this. As for the kids no longer with ppe next year, none are going to prep school. Do you really think a kid who is one of the top two 03 defenseman at ppe would leave a top 10 program to go play for a dying program like the baron’s ranked in the 80s ? He and the family wanted nothing to do with that place anymore and like the others refused to pay the excel money any longer. Cleveland is the same distance as cranberry for the family.
  6. So you have no kid in the organization yet you know what “said parent” did for 2-3 years ? Your credibility is gone. The kids that left, left due to that place. NONE of them went to prep school btw.
  7. “Said parent” was banned for the original reasons I posted. After said parent was banned there was a team meeting called and the rest of the parents where showed the example made of said parent. Feel free to private message me if you like.
  8. Yes they pulled their kids out. Look how different the 16s roster will be next year. There is a lot of names missing that have been part of the program for years.
  9. My kid wasn’t the one who had his equipment urinated on nor was he one of the kids caught with drugs. The people that have spoken up this year are gone now. Left on their own or pushed out. It was all clearly stated on the post that just happened to vanish. Whrn the head guy in charged worked for the Clinton campaign things dissaiesr quick. Even tax issues with the state.
  10. Told you PPE shuts everything down. Im sure there was influence from them. PB Reply: PPE did not shut down that thread. I shut it down. See my edits above for the "reason". Just like mario buying the hornets because his kid couldn’t make its money equals power. So why why was the 2003 ppe problem removed ? No names were ever used. Paul Baxter even had a comment on the situation. PB Reply: I did and I removed the whole thread thus my post bit the dust too. There's no conspiracy here. Don't know why people are trying to read so much into this.
  11. As noted above I am not a big yuri fan. With that said this situation is just sour grapes by the millionaire daddy that runs the predators 03 team. Who has a son in the team. Two of “his” players went to esmark. There are two other very good players that have not decided where they plan to play next season. millionaire daddy is starting rumors about yuri in the hope these kids will play on his team and not talk with esmark. That is simply the truth of the matter.
  12. Better than expected talent from a few kids outside of that it’s the average aa/aaa looking players. 48 skaters. the 03’s have a lot at tryouts. Just guessing maybe 65 and the talent looks pretty good. The brief time I caught the 04’s it looked like about 25 max. Poor skaters and lower end talent. Probably couldn’t compete against AA for their age.
  13. Camp 1 the kids don’t stay for free. With fees, travel and hotel camp 1 will run you about $600.
  14. Nobody. There is zero scouting there. The evaluation and on ice stuff is done by coaches from ppe & Sylvania.
  15. USA hockey picks up zero cost. The year my son made it to Amherst the entire process with travel probably cost us about $1500
  16. It’s sold as a pathway to the national teams. There are no scouts there. Coaches from pens & Sylvania do the evaluations.
  17. It’s a straight money maker for usah. My son made it all the way to the end of 15s Not many moons ago. I went to three camps. He got a nice pat on the back along with “team grey s15” on his elite prospects profile. The National development teams are picked in March before the “selects” camp happen.
  18. Do you people realize anyone can go ? You don’t need a invite. It’s just a money maker for USA HOCKEY. The invites are not even real invites, the coach or club sends a nominations of their best players or whomever they want. Everyone gets accepted. You can also sign up by yourself.
  19. @EsmarkStars who are the fake numbers posted on the website ? 13 does not equal 18 plus one alternate. Is that Russian math ?
  20. PPE are not out (yet) the divisions got reworked so they don’t have to play weaker teams like Cleveland 4xs a season. No political connection ? Half of their best 03 players packed up and left. They had enough of the leadership there. Guess where they new local kid that “made it” is going to school next year.
  21. Unfortunately that is exactly what yuri is doing! Trying to fill teams! Last year at this birth year he drove all the way to Sylvania, Ohio during the mid am camp trying to recruit 03s. Just like this year, not enough kids signed up. He ended up taking players last year that never played AA hockey. Part of the problem, by the time kids get to midget 90% of the parents are educated and understand what their child’s end game really is, even the top percentage of highly skilled kids are a long shot to even get a smell of Ncaa d1 college hockey. Midget parents understand for the most part, save that 10-15k a year for 3 years and put it towards college.
  22. Prep school’s & the HPHL are the top leagues. Just look at the rankings at every birth year. The T1EHL is falling apart, it’s not what it was just 4 years ago. it’s no secret Pittsburgh & Buffalo are trying to get out. PPE do a excellent job of developing players but it’s turned into a rich man’s program due to the forceful Tactics of their school. Let’s not talk about the black teams at the younger levels, those teams are glorified Pahl AA teams. We all know those teams are truly used for pens & friends and to sell more ice. Im not sure who the barons are beating. Their team’s at every birth year are at the bottom half of the rankings. You must be referring to the district tournament two seasons ago when the 15s upset ppe here in Pittsburgh. If your player’s team has ever played the baron’s you would know their home rink makes the frozen pond look like it’s state of the art. The baron’s don’t develop players and their fees are higher than any in pittsburgh. Travel fees for any AAA program usually run between 5-10k so add your team fees on top of that with equipment it’s not out of the question that a aaa season could push into 20k. In my experience most aaa seasons run about 14-15k.
  23. I could give a little more insight on the esmark tryout. First of all, the person posting for esmark is a board member, she has a vested interest in seeing the team succeed, her player is one of the core. I hope this does not break any rules, I did not use any names. The turnout was so bad, on day two the 04’s esmark had no interest in got moved up to skate with the 03’s to make it look more full. Yuri told me yesterday, as he tried to recruit my son the team is sitting at 9 forwards & 4 defenseman. He did cut 2 players and replaced them with 03’s from the predators. his hope is to fill the team with higher skilled players or imports. I’m also confused why he is inviting players to skate at different rinks with him that are not PIA. Is their ice down ? Or is this more of his shady behavior ? I like yuri somewhat & do think he’s a decent coach but the game has passed him by. I personally would never let my son play for him or that rotten core ( if you can call it that ) that’s left at this particular birth year.
  24. There is some truth to both sides here. Here’s the real facts. Esmark U16 (2003) had 16 2003 birth year players at tryouts. That’s it. 12 forwards 4 defenseman. The best 2003 esmark player did not sign up. He left on his own for the baron’s. 3 other players also did not sign back up. Yes, the core of the same 4 players are still there. Yuri in a attempt to fill the team is contacting any 2003 parent that will listen to what he has to say. I was one of them.
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