Guest wrote:Guest wrote:Guest wrote:HC and OHF is working with GTHL to be more than just a rep league. Their metric will be number of players registered in HC programs (be it rep or not) in fact the leverage will go back to the house league programs and the only rep teams that will get approval going forward that have a house league affiliate AND draws sufficient numbers to justify their GTHL team entries application due each January.
I believe 'AAA' will not start until MPW and 'AA' not until Major Atom. So Minor Atom 'A' will be the new 'AAA' for nine year olds. And based on the OHF document dated March 3rd, 2018 eight year olds will not be permitted to play in GTHL as they will have to remain in Novice programming starting in 2019-20 as the "concept of any 8 year old exceptional player does not exist".
You really think the G will stand to lose their bread and butter system? What happens to the AAA clubs that have serious ice contracts at private facilities?
As I said for GTHL to maintain membership with OHF and in turn HC will have to get overall HC minor particpation in the GTHL jurisdiction up and not just maximize GTHL 'A', 'AA', and 'AAA' registrants. This is the greed of the GTHL and it HAS TO STOP. They will have to innovate and tracking HC participation by birth year. This is why clubs with no viable house league program will die off. And the insular world of "AAA" will be eroded just like NYHL will be for Novice and younger.
What you have just described, is a sure fire way to increase the number of elite, non-HC affiliated specialized hockey programs. That is the outcome if you think HC and OHF can pressure the GTHL as you suggest.
The GTHL rep resource machine has spread to others like OMHA due to geography and pressures. I don't think that genie can go back into the bottle as you suggest OHF and HC are suggesting.