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Everything posted by BeaverFalls

  1. Unfortunately aforementioned teams exist purely to not intermingle with unwashed masses in AA.
  2. Being that it’s club hockey (albeit extremely competitive teams) I don’t see the need to force playing juniors of some level. The ultimate goal here is to find a place that offers the education you need/want. If you were trying to go NCAA and possibly beyond, then I’d consider a legitimate junior program. Consider…
  3. Not the first person I’ve heard that the next sanctioned sport will be e-“sports”….it’s been discussed by AD’s…but maybe world of chel will be part of it.
  4. Idk these programs well enough honestly to say what is real and what isn’t. But legit programs tend to have a history of having kids move on the better programs along with are actively scouted by them.
  5. Most of these local club teams would actually welcome you being proactive and letting them know you’re interested in playing at that level. There is no recruiting team or budget for them; so if you have a little bit of a playing resume you’ll be welcome. Some of them invite potential freshmen to skate with the team for a practice. Things are a little different the NCAA route. You should have a pretty good idea by 15U whether your anywhere near the radar for those programs without paying for “placement” services. (eg already playing legit AAA and being top 1/2 to 1/3 of that lineup as well as developing to at least be able to go tier II junior).
  6. Parents who raise turds also are a large problem in all of this and bear the brunt of the responsibility.
  7. After 30-50 years a lot of these schools still heisman their hockey programs and act like they don’t exist or are parasites for their other school teams. Makes you wonder if it would be any different if the sport was sanctioned.
  8. Unfortunately for many schools, HS hockey has turned into the modern day in-house. The prevalence of AAA and AA programs in the area is correlated to that. I’m not getting into the legitimacy of those AAA/AA teams, but you can’t play a 40-80 game schedule with 2-3 practices a week and then turn around and take seriously another 20 HS games. It’s overload and why a lot of players either don’t bother playing HS or treat it like in-house.
  9. Problem is because there are so few officials available they take and use anyone. Not the best and brightest. Not saying that’s the case for all of them by far but there so few out there that crews are doing HS games that 30 years ago would’ve been doing peewee games at best.
  10. I had the privilege of helping “transport” Brett a few years ago for an event. He is one of the most genuine, humble and friendly celebrity/athletes I’ve ever met. Great to hear for all involved.
  11. There’s a lot of things I don’t agree with you on your posts, but you’ve been spot on here. While we may differ in the philosophy of what is best for hockey in WPA in some ways, we both agree that basic decency should be the standard.
  12. What do you expect him to say? He knew what was going on and didn’t do anything about it?
  13. I appreciate your condolences now; after a major issue…but this has been a major issue at that arena with your school for a long time. Hopefully your organization will pay better attention going forward to who you have representing you.
  14. Sounds like a you, your district and you surround yourselves with problem. The program ought to be shut down. 40 years of shit behavior in the greater Armstrong area. What will be next? Nooses from the rafters?
  15. Make it no fans period. It’s not like anyone from the fans, to students, to organization, to team did anything to stop it.
  16. There is nothing wrong with club hockey in the sense of continuing to play etc. but these people who sell their souls to the devil along with multiple mortgages on their homes need to realize they have a better chance of winning the lottery than their kid becoming the next Crosby out of Western PA.
  17. Setting my watch for 2027 when these 09’s declare which ACHA program they will be playing for…
  18. What is a tender? A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.
  19. It’s a little more than that and something that should not be taken lightly. Plenty of eager souls signed tenders and ended up regretting it because it limits the potential for other teams to pursue them http://navigatingjuniorhockey.blogspot.com/p/jr-hockey-tenders-drafts.html
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