Junior Gold Rocks wrote:I am a huge JG fan, but I do not think our boys can compete well against varsity teams. In fact, our teams consistently lose to JV teams. I am just being honest. There are definitely players in our league that could play on some varsity teams, but the majority could not. The fact is that alot of Junior Gold players are those who were cut by their respective high school teams. Congrats to the Flyers for beating the Shanley JV, but Shanley has the second worst varsity program in the state next to Wahpeton, so it doesn't say much to me that the Flyers can beat a bunch of freshmen from Shanley. I think some good bantam "A" teams could knock off the Shanley JV.
g.f.basketball wrote:I know Rugby plays the Bottineau JV and they have lost to the JV many times. I can only recall only one time when they actually beat the Bottineau JV (a 3-2 win in 1999). The Watford City team played in the JV Division of the Williston Christmas Tournament against the Williston JV, Bottineau JV, and the Minot JV in December 2006. They lost 2 of those 3 games. I can't remember who they beat. Crosby lost to the Bottineau JV last year twice, and I believe they lost to the Bottineau JV again this year if memory serves correctly. I tend to agree with "JG Rocks" that our guys have a hard time playing JV teams, with the exception of Shanley who is terrible. I agree that beating a bunch of freshmen is no accomplishment. I think JG is the equivalent of JV hockey in ND, with the Flyers maybe being able to beat the Wahpeton varsity on a good day.
JV Hockey wrote:I would just like to state the fact that yes, the Flyer's did beat the Shanley JV by 10 goals, but Shanley has lost by ten goals to other JV teams. They have not won a game on their JV schedule all year, so beating Shanley's JV (i.e. freshmen and a couple sophs.) doesn't mean anything. Just because the #1 ranked JG team can beat the worst JV team in the state does not mean they could beat even the wahpeton varsity. I concur completely with "AC/DC" that JG hockey is JV hockey. Many JV and JG teams consist of large numbers of underclassmen. That's just the way it is. If the members of the Flyers could play varsity, nearly all of them would, but most of them can't and that is why they play JG. JG is a great league and fun to watch, but it is NOT close to varsity hockey.
JGFan wrote:JV Hockey wrote:I would just like to state the fact that yes, the Flyer's did beat the Shanley JV by 10 goals, but Shanley has lost by ten goals to other JV teams.]
Here are the games I can see results from:
GFC 6, Shanley 4
GFRR 7, Shanley 1
North 4, Shanley 1
South 7, Shanley 0
W.F. 5, Shanley 3
Devils Lake 2, Shanley 0
I don't see any 10 goal games.
Still I understand this is not a powerhouse JV.
I have watched this Flyers team and teams from the West, and I think the Flyers can beat them. With NDHSAA rules limiting games (numbers) allowed to be played so severely, we will not ever be able to see/prove it.
In the past 3 years, I think several other Junior Gold teams were also capable of beating a number of high school squads.
In fact I am aware of 3 JG players who have qualified to have played on summer Select teams.
These are not all unqualified athletes.
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