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High School Hockey / Re: ADHSHL 2018 / 2019
« Last post by Hockeymomfrausto on July 15, 2018, 10:22:44 PM »
Does anyone know how to get a new  team started at a high school ??
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High School Hockey / ADHSHL 2018 / 2019
« Last post by Justabdad on July 15, 2018, 01:21:26 PM »
So any early predictions... Who has the best returning team?  Who will challenge for the league championship?
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Squirt Hockey / Re: Squirt A 2018-2019
« Last post by lcadad on July 14, 2018, 11:58:50 AM »
And yet, the parents of those kids will tell you how that doesn't happen, and they don't get the protective calls.  Meanwhile the refs, many of whom struggle to skate down the ice competently, are given the instruction that the most important thing is the "safety" of the kids, so whenever there's a big kid bumping into a little kid in a 50/50 puck, and the little kid bounces off, the refs are going to make a call 80% of the time.  Most of the larger kids figure this out, and you see a whole different brand of hockey.  It can be eye opening to play a tournament in Boston or Minnesota and see how those games are reffed.


I really don't blame the refs.  They are barely paid enough per game to cover their investment in their uniforms and gas.  The experienced refs do beer league because they are paid more, and the games aren't at 7am on a saturday morning.  If the leagues actually cared to fix this issue they would raise the pay and invest in more mentoring and evaluations.  As it stands, even at Peewee you can and do get refs who have only passed their level 1 test, and may have been skating for 6 months.  It's sad to watch a game where 10 year olds are skating circles around an adult, but that is the reality you face at least until Bantams.


The best you can do is see it for the broken comedic circus it is, and keep reminding yourself that if things go well your son or daughter will still be playing the sport when they are 14 and 15, and you start to see what level of the sport they might be capable of.



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The 5th Annual Western Selects Prospect Series (not to be confused with Brick Series Tournaments) will be held this August 25-26 here in Southern California.
  • Three Full Ice Games with officials
  • Uniforms provided.
  • 18 Forwards, 12 Defensemen, and 4 goalies will be accepted.

If you are a 2009 birth year player and would like to be considered, please register at this link:
https://www.westernselectshockey.com/registration/

For further details about the Prospect Series and future Brick Team Clinics, you can email:  mailto:westernselectshockey@gmail.com



https://www.calhockey.com/index.php/topic,4303.0.html
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Squirt Hockey / Re: Squirt A 2018-2019
« Last post by Avcadet on July 12, 2018, 08:13:10 AM »
The only disagreement I would have with that is the fact that the pee wee As are watered down as well with kids whose parents are chasing the A and the glory. I know of a bunch of kids that are playing up that will struggle (size and speed) and those teams will be mediocre at best. The fact that there are 20+ pee wee A teams is nuts


this...


wait until the little squirt guys run into the big 2nd year PWs, literally.  Mommy and Daddy gonna be screaming for penalties, but in reality they should be playing squirt.  Everybody wants they're kid to play up until they get knocked on their ass by a 5'4"  120 pound PW.  Remember, this is still a contact sport, that's why they got pads on.  see ya in PWA...
No, the ref would have called the penalty. Anytime a Squirt age team playing up (assumed smaller kids), the refs seem to take their side. If a bigger Pee Wee even looks crossed eyed at one of them, he draws the penalty. Meanwhile, these smaller kids are constantly taking cheap shots because they know that they can get away with it. 
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Bantam Hockey / Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Last post by Pistonkev on July 11, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
Is there a rule limiting the # of teams in tier to 16?  If there are 23 teams now (I haven't looked) at tier II then I would imagine that there will be 19 at tier and 4 dropping to A.


SCHA lists 16 plus 3 NOCal teams that's 19.


9 in flight one and 11 flight two.
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Bantam Hockey / Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Last post by Rats13 on July 10, 2018, 02:10:05 PM »
Is there a rule limiting the # of teams in tier to 16?  If there are 23 teams now (I haven't looked) at tier II then I would imagine that there will be 19 at tier and 4 dropping to A.

Last year the magic/arbitrary limit to flight 1 was 10 teams
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Bantam Hockey / Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Last post by SkatingDad on July 10, 2018, 01:10:17 PM »
Is there a rule limiting the # of teams in tier to 16?  If there are 23 teams now (I haven't looked) at tier II then I would imagine that there will be 19 at tier and 4 dropping to A.


Based on this, they could have 32 teams, 16 per flight.
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Squirt Hockey / Re: Squirt A 2018-2019
« Last post by JackBender on July 10, 2018, 12:37:31 PM »

and good '10's are probably playing up into Squirt somewhere (whole teams in B and BB and a few players sprinkled into A teams).



Are they back to allowing mites to play up into squirts?


Nope. And CAHA should put Squirts back in their proper division as well, if they had any concern for the overall growth of the sport in California. I thought there was talk of a C division, to essentially make that a true beginner level? 
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Bantam Hockey / Re: What AA Bantam Teams for 2018-19?
« Last post by JackBender on July 10, 2018, 12:28:37 PM »
So when do we get the schedule for Labor Day? Also anyone want to take a guess on what teams are in flight 1 and flight 2?
I"LL TAKE A SHOT


FLIGHT 1
  JD ???
  BEARS 2
  PEETYS
  WW
  EMPIRE
 JKs ???
 SAINTS
 HALF OFF'S


in no particular order.


**dont know anything  about the northern teams.  Would expect  gse to be flight1


LOL!


Is it safe to say that the 04 teams will be in flight 1 and the 05 teams flight 2? Or do you see any of the 05 teams being in flight 1!


It's safe to say nothing is a lock with CAHA.


Mmm... I'd say shenanigans is a lock. And a nice trip to some magical place called Vacaville.
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