The hockey world is pretty small I had to confirm some statements above with my son’s friend who plays on an AC team a few years older and also another friends team in PA who played the AC squirts in non league.
Yes, generally second year squirts are at least + in their division. they have played full ice for a year, they are generally older, stronger, bigger, more mature. it does not matter if they played in house or light travel or full travel. most plain B teams are first year squirts coming straight out of 8U cross ice play. in fact there are a lot of first year B+ squirt teams.
I don’t know how you could submit as a B team with only 7 players that’s not enough to make a roster. and if you did eventually make a team with mostly experienced second year squirts why didn’t you go to at least B+ or A?
I don’t think there is undermining here if these are facts. you are saying now that you are an A team. this forum is just a forum you rubbed someone you played already the wrong way and you’re probably in the same division, but in the season you will probably piss off a lot of teams playing an A team in a B division in the league.
Playing down may make the coach look good with wins but a lot of people are going to be upset you put yourself in the wrong division knowing better.