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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #300 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 #301 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 #302 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? 

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #303 on: August 11, 2018, 07:44:53 PM »
Didn’t most of the 03 Bears play together from the time they were squirts?  Also heard that the 04 kids that dropped to AA from the 04 kings were not going to be retained on their AAA team due to skill level. 

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #304 on: August 13, 2018, 10:08:47 AM »
Any scrimmage scores from tge weekend ?

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #305 on: August 13, 2018, 02:09:24 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?

Ok, let me take back my statement as I was told and confirmed that a top duck (that kid always gave us trouble. Glad he is in AA as we wont have to face him this year in AAA) went over to the bears.  Knowing that, I say the bears should be the team to beat in the division.  Would be interesting to see how the jamboree shakes up now.
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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Reply #306 on: August 13, 2018, 04:52:50 PM »
Any scrimmage scores from tge weekend ?


I hear Wada wants to scrimmage but other teams are afraid of their parents.

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Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
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