While at Hgp game overheard a few parents talking about Blazers dues going up to 4K, to do Ej and Dvhl. The Ej league is only decent at top level and even then the playoff format is goofy. Some teams don’t even participate in playoffs with a high seed. These kids get burnt out with too much hockey and you can tell the ones that do too much and then try to play high school. But parents will pay it! Smaller organizations are looking more appealing! Just looks like another money grab!