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Wes last won the day on March 26

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  1. I was really pulling for the 19s but they lost to a team they had beat in the round Robins…
  2. That their own website doesn't have this info, and you have to go to Elite Prospects says it all. Glad you're making excuses for PPE.
  3. Show me where their hometowns are listed. They aren't and there's a reason for that. My feelings aren't hurt. My daughter got the same opportunities in college as most of her former PPE teammates, so I am not shedding any tears, smarty-pants.
  4. agree fully, but I think Esmark usually has more local kids on their rosters each year.
  5. To an extent, PPE is a joke because they import kids from out of the area. Several years ago there was supposed to be a rule where they would only have a few out of town kids, but that rule went out the window when winning became the sole objective. So in my mind they really don't do a whole lot for true "local" kids. I know a number of local kids who went to Cleveland, Maryland, Culver and played there rather than PPE. One of our kids lost their spot on PPE when they turned down playing for SSA (because we couldn't afford $25k for high school). All the kids who played (female) SSA also n
  6. At that age play as much as possible. Playing with the boys up through 14’s is what made my daughter a good player.
  7. I always liked for the tryouts to be soon after the league playoffs (PAHL, etc.), rather than in the middle of May, June, etc. The kids are fully ready for a tryout right after the season, instead of throwing on skates for the first time in weeks then going for a tryout. We're all done with youth hockey so I don't have to deal with this anymore LOL.
  8. The online schedule/stats wasn't online so I couldn't find them either...
  9. I could go on and on about this topic, but I don't want to write a book about this (yet). PPE has it's favorites and frankly you're either a favorite of them or they drop you like a lead balloon. It doesn't always have to do with talent either. A lot is who they can pull from other AAA teams. A while back an Ohio AAA team folded and they "invited" their star players to come to PPE tryouts and then promptly cut several local girls in lieu of out of towners. This was during a time period where they said their rules were only X number of players could be from out of town. When in fact 66%
  10. I believe that was him. Looks a lot like him, so it probably was him. Good catch.
  11. It might have been Max. @dazedandconfused To each their own. The training our daughter received was excellent. We probably had at least 12 sessions throughout the season. There were techniques used in there that were never covered by any other coach. Lots of techniques to recover from bumps, falls and get up and get going fast were especially good. Sorry you had a bad experience with him.
  12. The best skating coach our daughter ever had was when she played with the PPE around 2015. This guy (who was a blond haired younger russian guy) was tremendous and took the girls through all sorts of skating - and balance recovery techniques. Easily the best training she's ever had but I can't recall his name. The drills he did were fantastic and I've never seen another coach teach those sort of techniques. He must have taught the girls techniques used in russia. It is hard to find a really good skating coach (that is not out to just make $$) and you are doing the best thing, asking ar
  13. Seriously would anyone expect any of these orgs to go to a rink with far less rules? It's how they're all run, both the PIHL and PAHL. Let's make things as difficult as possible on everyone. Play at RMU!
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