Rockford Hockey ClubFebruary 8 2011 at 8:29 PM
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OK so there is 3 Rockford teams. the highschool varsity, the midget major cs, and the midget major NIHL.
Can somebody let us all know the breakdown of these teams.
I hear kids from the CS play varsity and that NIHL kids play varsity as well.
Please inform us all on what shakes out of these three teams.
Re: Rockford Hockey ClubNo score for this post
|February 8 2011, 8:36 PM |
Look it up on there website
Re: Rockford Hockey ClubNo score for this post
|February 8 2011, 9:37 PM |
Go and get your shine box!
answersNo score for this post
|February 8 2011, 10:31 PM |
again, just answer the ?
|I had time to kill waiting at airport|
so, I reviewed the rostersNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 5:54 AM |
3 players on Varsity are not rostered on MM CSDHL
one F, one D, one G; the F & D are rostered on MM NIHL
Conclusion: 85% of Varsity/MM CSDHL is the same.
What I don't know and would be interested in...what does it cost to play for the team?
CentsNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 6:54 AM |
I am guessing it is around 3500 now.
remember...No score for this post
|February 9 2011, 7:17 AM |
it is important to note they don't have enough players to split up. There are no cuts from high school! Players simply elect to not tryout and play in NIHL.
buzzzzzNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 7:33 AM |
Wrong answer. The kids rostered on CS and NIHL that are not on the Varsity team don't go to the schools that got picked. They do not have the option to play high school hockey.
Rockford ModelNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 9:25 AM |
Concept: Play in MM CSDHL Leauge and Tournaments; Play in Top HS Varsity tournaments; Play pracitce games
Cost: $2,600 (plus $225 tryout fee)
Practices: 4 full ice slots/2 off-ice sessions per week!!!!
Games: already over 60 game max limit of other teams because between 2 teams they can have 120 games
Results of this Plan:
Mid. Major CSDHL team - ranked #1 in State/#7 in Nation
HS Varsity - ranked #1 in Combined Division (#2 overall) - 14 straight State Combined Championships
That looks to me to be the best damn value in the state with results.
Just begging for.....No score for this post
|February 9 2011, 9:33 AM |
That needs to be a master card commercial.
movingNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 10:00 AM |
My sons moving to Rockford!!!
That's how it's done alright!No score for this post
|February 9 2011, 10:40 AM |
You have summer skates and pick which combination of schools will make the strongest HS team. Kids who don't go to those schoola are SOL. Of course you could tryout for CSDHL or NIHL, where cuts are allowed.
Simple really, fools AHAI everytime.
Re: That's how it's done alright!No score for this post
|February 9 2011, 10:44 AM |
ya we all know its bullshit, cheaters
SnakeskinNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 1:02 PM |
Well Snakeskin, it REALLY wouldn't do anybody any good if they picked schools that didn't have hockey players in it, now would it.
AnonNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 2:52 PM |
It would NOT make sense including schools w/o hockey players, however the purpose of being a combined HS program is to allow a program that cannot susatain with players from only 1 school.
The concept is to get more than one school together to field a team. Nothing is said about fielding a competitive team. When enough players, HS aged, are found to form a team, that's it. No more schools needed. When 13 players are found and signed up. Done.
The intent is not shift amongst schools to gather the most or best players, the intent is to extend an opportunity to non-pure teams.
When Metro Central declined to invite them back, Rockford provided the list of schools they were drawing from. They could easily have fielded a team from 2 schools, we showed them and their chin dropped. They either don't know the purpose of combining or do not care. I really can't say which.
Metro Central is the only one supporting the intent and spirit of the combined rule. When other teams combine it is to survive not cherry pick the most talent from nearby schools and combine them under some confused interpretation of the rule.
Rockford is a good program, always competitive and most levels. i don't know why they insist on not following the rules for combined teams. Willing to listen to an honest, reasonable explanation.
Re: AnonNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 3:07 PM |
Best post I have ever seen regarding Rockford.
Rockfords CS VS Varsity Team VS NIHL TeamNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 4:55 PM |
Is it true that Kids that are on the NIHL team also play on the varsity team?
|combined school parent|
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|February 9 2011, 5:36 PM |
great post Snakeskin
as a combined school parent now and past CSDHL parent, my kids have played against Rockford for many years.
Definitely a strong solid Central States/HS team.
They played and beat many of the top HS teams all year - and finished as the top CS team. They are a very good team this year, so I am not bashing them -
It is unfortunate that they are allowed to play in the combined HS bracket this year.
To be fair, in years past, they were a good NIHL team, maybe a good to decent HS team but could not compete at the CS level. However this year is very different.
I don't know all the behind the scenes info - whether AHAI doesn't let them play Varsity Red or them not wanting to..... doesn't really matter.
In the end, their kids deserve better competition - like they have played against all year.
All the other combined school players deserve a chance to win their BHC state bracket by playing other combined schools with like circumstances. e.g. kids who just started playing hockey in HS, kids from house programs, kids moved up who should be JV because there aren't enough players, double-rostering so as to not turn anyone away, etc.
These are the realities of the combined school programs.
Some years are good, you get a group of talented kids, some years are bad.
But never do you see a 14 year run of domination.
Ranked #1 CombinedNo score for this post
|February 9 2011, 7:10 PM |
Ranked #1 Combined, won 2000 straight combined championships, now that an accomplishment. All the rest of the combined teams struggle just to have a team. The object is to be combined for a limited amount of time and show progress to going pure. Hummmmmm 14 years running and not one year you could get 1 pure team. NOT
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