It’s the beginning of a brand new era.
And with that said, I’d like to thank you for stumbling upon this site and delving into the world that is AAA Alliance Minor Midget hockey. My hope is that Alliance Scout will become the go to place for news and updates for the 2015/16 season.
I had had the idea to begin writing about Minor Midget hockey last season during the OHL Cup. We’re obviously talking about the premier event in Minor Midget hockey, but the intensity of the tournament and the amount of coverage, or lack thereof, was disappointing in my eyes. Most sites that deal with minor hockey scouting tend to have more of a focus on the GTHL and to a lesser extent the OMHA and I do not blame them for that. All one has to do is look at last years OHL Priority Selection Draft to see that the GTHL possesses the top prospects in Ontario on a regular basis.
But it was the Alliance that seemed to get the least amount of coverage. Despite the fact that players such as Davis, Suzuki, Lane and Hughes were all highly touted, many people just casually mentioned them without much thought.
That is where I hope to come into things. Living in Southwestern Ontario and being in the center of many of the Alliance districts, I’ve seen the competitiveness and the talent that comes from this association and I want to try and bring the best the Alliance has to offer to the forefront of the minor hockey discussion.
One thing you will not see on this site is the bashing of teams or players. Something you quickly notice when at a local rink is that many forget that these are teenagers playing hockey and not professional men. Never will I write about a player who “sucks” or a team that is “terrible”. It’s clear that some teams have a lesser skill level than others and that’s why I choose to bring out the positives rather than focus on the negatives.
That’s all for now. Look forward to daily posts previewing each of the 12 teams along with some future analysis and live game reports.