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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #270 on: August 09, 2018, 09:07:48 AM »
I see OCHC 1 being a top contender. Both Wave teams will be a contender. Kings and Empire should be in the mix too.  Any other thoughts for Flight 1?


Think you are forgetting the Bears in the mix.


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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #271 on: August 09, 2018, 09:40:27 AM »
I see OCHC 1 being a top contender. Both Wave teams will be a contender. Kings and Empire should be in the mix too.  Any other thoughts for Flight 1?
:o Really?

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #272 on: August 09, 2018, 11:23:06 AM »
Bears1 is essentially a AAA team again this season.  Should be favorites.

Traditional competition:
-GSE1 & GSE2
-Wada Wave '04
-Kings '04
-Saints '04

Interesting to see:
-Empire
-Jr. Sharks
-OC1
-JD '04


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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #273 on: August 09, 2018, 11:48:00 AM »
Bears1 is essentially a AAA team again this season.  Should be favorites.

Traditional competition:
-GSE1 & GSE2
-Wada Wave '04
-Kings '04
-Saints '04

Interesting to see:
-Empire
-Jr. Sharks
-OC1
-JD '04
That's a solid list.

I would add Bears team 2 to the list of interesting.

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #274 on: August 09, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »
We are all playing for 2nd anyways, aren't we ?? :-\


Some of us even for 3rd/4th from what the consensus is.

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #275 on: August 09, 2018, 01:58:36 PM »
My top 4 in no particular order:


Half Offs
WW
Peetys
GSE


JK- dont even know whos left in that team.  Think JK Tats(Tatavosian) will be much better


Jd- same boat as JK just no TATS.
04 pool is not very big.


SAINTS- believe they have a lot if new families but they are well coached.

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #276 on: August 09, 2018, 03:47:39 PM »
Bears1 is essentially a AAA team again this season.  Should be favorites.


I don't agree with that assessment of the Bears team, which isn't comparable to last year's team. (They might still be favorites in AA, tho, which is pretty weak this year.)


I guess in no particular order


Bears
WW
GSE
Saints
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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #277 on: August 09, 2018, 04:23:58 PM »
My Predictions for Flight 1
Bears 1
GSE 1
GSE 2
OCHC 1
Saints 1
Wada Wave
Jr Reign
Kings 2
Ducks 1 or Ducks 2 (Ducks 2 should hope the Ducks 1 get the nod)
Sharks (CAHA won't leave them out of Flight 1)

The Contenders:
Wave 1
OCHC1
GSE1
Bears 1
Saints1

...in that order



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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #278 on: August 09, 2018, 04:32:16 PM »
My Predictions for Flight 1
Bears 1
GSE 1
GSE 2
OCHC 1
Saints 1
Wada Wave
Jr Reign
Kings 2
Ducks 1 or Ducks 2 (Ducks 2 should hope the Ducks 1 get the nod)
Sharks (CAHA won't leave them out of Flight 1)

The Contenders:
Wave 1
OCHC1
GSE1
Bears 1
Saints1

...in that order

Looks about right but would put Saints above OC.

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #279 on: August 09, 2018, 05:13:09 PM »
Bears1 is essentially a AAA team again this season.  Should be favorites.

AAA kids? I thought those bears kids were players who were 3rd liners on AAA team and not really AAA standouts?

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #280 on: August 09, 2018, 06:00:27 PM »

Top 8 Flight 1, in no particular order:


Kings2
Saints
GSE1
GSE2
Wave1
Bears1
OCHC1
Ducks1

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #281 on: August 10, 2018, 12:42:53 AM »
I'd have to agree with the Interesting to See Wave 05s.  Ducks 05s may have some talent, but I think they'll have problems with the size with checking this year.  From what I've heard only, Wave 05 has more size.  But any pure minor team will have a tough time.  Just my two cents.  Looking forward to see how the Bears shake up this year.

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #282 on: August 10, 2018, 10:36:40 AM »
I'd have to agree with the Interesting to See Wave 05s.  Ducks 05s may have some talent, but I think they'll have problems with the size with checking this year.  From what I've heard only, Wave 05 has more size.  But any pure minor team will have a tough time.  Just my two cents.  Looking forward to see how the Bears shake up this year.
As an '05 Wave 2 parent, the upcoming season is a complete mystery.    A handful of good '05 teams from last year but kids have or don't have growth spurts, respond differently to checking, and some player movement to new teams.    Wave 2 has two big '05s and two big '04s but it is still a game of speed, quickness, and skill.   I think coaching will make a big difference.       

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #283 on: August 10, 2018, 11:21:14 AM »
I'd have to agree with the Interesting to See Wave 05s.  Ducks 05s may have some talent, but I think they'll have problems with the size with checking this year.  From what I've heard only, Wave 05 has more size.  But any pure minor team will have a tough time.  Just my two cents.  Looking forward to see how the Bears shake up this year.


Don't know what happened at tryouts, but Ducks 05 at memorial day was the smallest team in the Anaheim tournament by a lot.    That tournament was informative because you had 3 Tier1 PW AA teams (Ducks, Saints & JK)  and they all got handled by the 2 '04 AA teams.  What was also surprising was the games vs. the Wada AE 05 team, which was a hodgepodge spring team that never had a single practice together and had close games vs all the 05 teams including a tie with the Ducks and a last 2 minutes 4-3 loss to the Saints.   Funny how adding checking and kids starting puberty change the complexion of things.    ;D
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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #284 on: August 10, 2018, 11:54:55 AM »
Bears1 is essentially a AAA team again this season.  Should be favorites.

AAA kids? I thought those bears kids were players who were 3rd liners on AAA team and not really AAA standouts?


That's an oversimplification.  First of all, the nucleus they started with was pretty good.  You can go back and look how the PWAA team did 2 years ago, as well as looking at the Bantam A team that went 14-1 and won SCAHA. 


I don't know each and every kid that joined the club this season, but they are not all as you describe although I'm not sure it matters even if they were.  They are additions to an already solid nucleus, where you start with at least 2 (that I know of) big skilled and physical '04 D players they've developed.  No recruiting needed.


Obviously politics and coaching predilections come into play with every team, but lets not forget that PT had such an abundance of options and eager participants that he managed to get people to sign onto a 12 forward roster! 


I don't want to say too much about the Bears2, other than it's primarily the PWAA '05 team with the addition of 3 or 4 solid 04 players.  Neither of the girls are back, which is fairly typical of what happens at the Bantam transition, but otherwise you have most of the kids that the coach has had 3 years with now.   Depending on what happens with that team, they could give some lower Flight1 teams a run for their money, although there are question marks in terms of the D vs. O question there. 


We'll see soon enough, but I wonder who will be scrimmaging PT 04 Bears?