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Ha Ha!! If you lose a Super 8 play-in game and don't at LEAST make it to the D1 North or D1 South finals, your a team of frauds and made the S8 based on politics rather than on-ice performance.
Not always the case. Most often the kids feel let down after being bounced from the Super 8 and can't rally to play well the rest of the way. Likewise the teams that make to the finals are both on a 6-7 game winning streak and they are just pumped to play another day.
Thanks for that insight AP/CM parent!!
They don't hang participation banners for showing up and getting blown out. Enough said.
Yeah, 5th in the final polls, a banner at your rink, a D-I title, the memories of going undefeated your final 7-8 games, a celebration on the ice at the Garden, float in the town 4th of July parade, newspaper stories, a great hockey end of season banquet..
Better than limping home on a quiet bus after getting blown-out by some regional All-star team when you're a bunch of kids from the same town ending your losing high school career.
You win a tournament, you get a throphy. From Mites to the Stanley Cup, a hockey tradition unlike any other!
Super 8 is to the Catholic Conference as D-I is to Public schools (this year aside)
"Now it appears the CC is watered down and has decreased the gulf between the two."
It happened so fast.
Pretty ironic that a public school won the Super 8 and a catholic school won the D1 titles this season dontcha think? Just goes to show you how watered down HS hockey has gotten in Mass in just the past few years.
i love when a public school wins the super 8 it MUST be that ALL hs hockey has been watered down. and yet when the catholics win --- they should have their own tournament because it's unfair (to the publics).