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No they didn't.
The poor kid just wanted to play hockey. The team was short players and didn't want to forfeit. It was one game. Let it go and move on now.
They had fewer than 5 skaters and one goalie?
Who cares? You people are pathetic go live your lives.
I can't believe people would defend this. If it happened to you your position would be different. Pathetic. Pulling the "the kids just wanted to play hockey" card. Losers.
^^ are you actively trying to be stupid? Tampering with the outcome of games in parity can change the division a team gets placed in. I would completely agree if they were short players and they found some players to fill in that fit right in with everyone else and had little to no impact on the game either way. From what I am reading one kid had seven or eight goals in two games - not exactly blending in by my definition. An entire team could end up playing in the wrong division all year because of this tampering. It seems crazy to kick kids and coaches and teams out of the league over it. I think a fair consequence would be that they forfeit those games. The teams they did this to shouldn't have to suffer by taking a loss in parity and they shouldn't be rewarded for their choice with wins in parity. Maybe put the coaches and players on probation as well - let them stay but the next incident is zero tolerance. I can't imagine that the BA kids or their parents thought it through - chalk it up as a bad choice, slap on the wrist, lesson learned.
Jerkoffs are missing the point. Good luck cheaters.
Anything happen with this suspension?
Playing in National now, even though they made American ? hmmmm
Already forfeiting Game 1 because they don't have enough players !
No forfeit. League play starts next week
Usa hockey needs to step in here and make KP and TL accountable
I am really glad my kid plays in the Fed.
I believe the exact situation happened 2-3 years ago at the 2003 level with the Cyclones. Brought in some ringers, qualified for the E9, and then the ringers were never seen again.
IIRC, the league came down hard on the coach. I believe he was even banned. Maybe somebody closer to that situation has more details.
And when you all accept that this has nothing to do with fairness or player development, and EVERYTHING to do with the money being made by a select few people - this will all become very clear. But then, the D-Board won't be nearly as fun!