It’s the parents who build this up! Many buy in and get subscriptions to my hockey rankings.com and others so they can brag. In the end it really doesn’t matter! Most organizations have lost site of player development and made it more about winning. Some have teams that clearly should be at Aa levels but their organization wants winners so if two teams the young team will play in A. Furthermore some of them join the EJ league. Not a very good league that but costs a pretty penny, but parents brag about having more games. Youth hockey in Eastern PA needs help. It’s sad! The almighty dollar runs youth hockey and parents dish it out thinking it will place their child somewhere at a higher level in the future!