AA itself is not the joke. The AA parents that claim cost is the only reason their precious superstar is not playing AAA are a joke.
In spite of all the USAH, MWEHL, CS and NIHL politics and money grabbing hockey is still a great sport and there should be someplace for everyone to play without all the elitist bs.
It's too bad we keep trying to recreate the wheel and now we have parents paying $3000 to play bronze "travel" when they should be playing house for a third of the cost. Soon there will be others paying $5000+ for the "privilege" of telling anyone who will listen that Johnny plays AAA when this level will be diluted by the top talent going to HPC.