View Poll Results: Tier 1 U19 Nationals who will win

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  • Shattuck

    9 56.25%
  • Boston Jr. Eagles

    2 12.50%
  • Belle Tire

    2 12.50%
  • East Coast Wizards

    1 6.25%
  • The Field

    1 6.25%
  • Don't Care, I'm Canadian

    1 6.25%
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Thread: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

  1. #21
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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    Shattuck looked really, really good. I am NOT a Shattuck parent but have to say they looked unbeatable. Belle Tire is a very good team and SSM took them down in dominate fashion in the finals. I did take a peek at their roster and I'm not surprised they are as good as they are, they are an absolute all-star team. They roster girls from 11 different states and a couple of Canadian girls. None of the other participants are allowed that on their rosters. That doesn't really seem fair. I've watched numerous D1 college games over the past few years and am absolutely convinced that this SSM team could beat more than half of them. Congratulations to SSM on their accomplishment.


    QUOTE=AAA Dad;6653290]Well they looked pretty darn dominant when it counted!!
    Congrats on the 3-Peat Shattuck!![/QUOTE]

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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymakesmebroke View Post
    Shattuck looked really, really good. I am NOT a Shattuck parent but have to say they looked unbeatable. Belle Tire is a very good team and SSM took them down in dominate fashion in the finals. I did take a peek at their roster and I'm not surprised they are as good as they are, they are an absolute all-star team. They roster girls from 11 different states and a couple of Canadian girls. None of the other participants are allowed that on their rosters. That doesn't really seem fair. I've watched numerous D1 college games over the past few years and am absolutely convinced that this SSM team could beat more than half of them. Congratulations to SSM on their accomplishment.


    QUOTE=AAA Dad;6653290]Well they looked pretty darn dominant when it counted!!
    Congrats on the 3-Peat Shattuck!!
    [/QUOTE]

    "Allowed" that on their rosters? I did not know that Tier 1 teams have rules that limit where they can be from. SSM might be the best at recruiting but I believe that there are lots of teams that have girls from several different states.

    There are 2 high schools (1 public and 1 private) whose rinks are about 3 miles from each other in the SW suburbs in Minneapolis that could combine and probably give SSM a pretty good game...most likely a better game than Belle or Mission or anyone else could. Even better would be just combining the girls from Edina that are playing for EHS and other privates and they could probably make the Tier 1 semis.

    Feels a little like sour grapes to me. SSM is legit...at least at U19.

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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymakesmebroke View Post
    I did take a peek at their roster and I'm not surprised they are as good as they are, they are an absolute all-star team. They roster girls from 11 different states and a couple of Canadian girls. None of the other participants are allowed that on their rosters. That doesn't really seem fair.
    Selects Academy rosters girls from 10 different states and has a couple of Canadian girls, just to give one example. This isn't as "unusual" as one would expect for these Academies and Prep Schools.

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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    SO...i think some of the states limit outside of state participation. Isn't that why Team Pittsburgh got disbanded/moved to Connecticut a couple years ago (2014). I know that several MA girls were dropped from the team because there were too many out of staters. The next year they moved to CT because the rules were more lenient. Also in MA they limited (up through U14) how many girls can be from out of state. Once they reach u16/u19 i beleive they are more lenient because of prep school students looking to play on local club teams. This is obviously not the case at schools like SSM and Selects.
    Last edited by MAHOCKEY FAN; 04-10-2018 at 02:59 PM.

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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAHOCKEY FAN View Post
    The next year they moved to CT because the rules were more lenient.
    Are you citing government-imposed rules, or the club's internal policy?
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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    the USA HOCKEY district sets the rules....i spoke of MA. Each district can have rules about who can represent their District at Nationals and whether players can be from out of state, or how many, etc. Pennsylvania DISTRICT rules were pretty lenient and that is why Team Pitssburg was allowed to complete with many out of state girls. 4 years ago, the Pennsylvania DISTRICT changed the rules. I know of 2 MA girls who had to leave the team because they were from out of district and there were too many to allow them to compete to represent the district at Nationals . the next year, the core of the team fmoved to Connecticut, where the New England district allowed more out of district players to be on a team that competed to represent their district at Nationals. I would not be surprised if NY changed their rules in the future. The Selects team has taken a spot that was for normally Buffalo or Rochester dominated before.

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    Re: Tier 1 U19 Nationals Who will win.

    PA is represented by 2 USA Hockey Affiliates. Eastern PA is part of the Atlantic District (NJ, DE E-PA) while Western PA is part of the Mid-Am District (WPA, WVA, OH). I'm guessing Mid-Am dropped the hammer.

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