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Re: Mass Hockey “Leaders”

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.

Re: Mass Hockey “Leaders”

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.

Re: Mass Hockey “Leaders”

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.

Re: Mass Hockey “Leaders”

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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