Keep drinking the koolaid buddy. Midget hockey is where the rubber hits the road. Your kids should have skated with a AAA team this spring and hit tryouts this fall. Staying together in Midgets at the Blues will get your kid nowhere. Midget AAA hockey is watched by many scouts. This is the age and level where Hockey Futures are decided. If these kids are as good as you say they are then they should have made the move. You won't believe how far apart the Blues and all four Chicago AAA teams are this coming fall. There will be NO comparison.