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Mass Hockey “Leaders”

Explain to me again, like I’m 3 years old. WHY are we not playing National Bound Games this weekend? WHY are we not using the next 8 weeks prior to Nationals to play these games? WHY did you cancel in January when Nationals are in May? WHY have you pressured leagues to cancel playoffs? Tryouts are ok though. Makes sense. Thank you for your great leadership.

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Anon
Explain to me again, like I’m 3 years old. WHY are we not playing National Bound Games this weekend? WHY are we not using the next 8 weeks prior to Nationals to play these games? WHY did you cancel in January when Nationals are in May? WHY have you pressured leagues to cancel playoffs? Tryouts are ok though. Makes sense. Thank you for your great leadership.
Because mass hockey, the miaa, the ehf, and your grandma are still quivering in their boots over Gov. Baker. They learned back in October that he can just arbitrarily shut the whole thing down anytime he wants and for any made up reason. Does anyone here still believe that hockey was driving clusters in October but suddenly wasn't all through the winter when infection numbers tripled? It was total garbage but he and the other govs certainly forced everyone to fall in line with the staggered shutdowns and inter-state bans. Why get him agitated again by having playoffs, MA hockey is lucky to be playing at all, see some other states. The leagues and orgs just want to wrap things up, slam in the remaining games, and cash the last checks owed. And don't think for one second that any of these policies will be lifted next fall.

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When you say Mass Hockey leaders and EHF leaders you really mean Jr Eagles leaders. A certain NESN host pulling the strings for the EHF and a certain National Bound Director/Jr Eagles Director paving the Liberal way and putting their organization first.

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Anon
Explain to me again, like I’m 3 years old. WHY are we not playing National Bound Games this weekend? WHY are we not using the next 8 weeks prior to Nationals to play these games? WHY did you cancel in January when Nationals are in May? WHY have you pressured leagues to cancel playoffs? Tryouts are ok though. Makes sense. Thank you for your great leadership.
The abdication of leadership by Mass Hockey began in the summer of 2020. How any governing body of the sport could acquiesce to unelected social workers at the DPH that face-offs would require face masks that could then be removed during play was only the beginning of a year long submission to decisions not remotely grounded in the data/science or in the best interest of the players.

The entire conduct of leadership at Mass Hockey is an embarrassment during the past ten months. They acted as a communications conduit rather than advocates for the players/sport. As a result, we had players dressing/undressing in freezing wet parking lots, officials who can't skate issuing 2/10 penalties for masking issues, and teams unable to travel within an hour of their home rinks to play competition.

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Well said. Mass Hockey has failed miserably. USA hockey pushed Nationals back to May to give these States ample time to safely run the State Championships. Mass canceled in January! They were given over 15 weeks to spread out and safely run these games that normally take 1 weekend. Incompetence at the highest level. Poor leadership. Lazy leadership.

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Add no checking allowed before Baker's Oct. shutdown for Bantam+ and then checking allowed after the shutdown. Why did they agree to no checking in the first place, the games at those age levels were worthless.

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Anon
Well said. Mass Hockey has failed miserably. USA hockey pushed Nationals back to May to give these States ample time to safely run the State Championships. Mass canceled in January! They were given over 15 weeks to spread out and safely run these games that normally take 1 weekend. Incompetence at the highest level. Poor leadership. Lazy leadership.
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