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Walpole coach has nothing to complain about, he wouldn't have made it to the second round if the first round game wasn't a home game against Archies. What is the MIAA doing by not having neutral sites? I agree it is senseless to send both teams down to Gallo, but there weren't any other rinks around? If that game was anywhere else. Admittedly, having the second round game for Franklin in their home rink is a joke too. MIAA is apparently too lazy to schedule around home rink advantages.
The game was at Rodman but that is only 10 mins away from the joke of a high school rink archies plays out of.
I will agree that the MIAA is a f ing joke. You decide playoff games by a shootout.
Worse than that, the ice had about a 1/2" of ice shavings on it from nearly two periods of play (3rd period and two O.T.'s). Couldn't spend an extra six or seven minutes to at least scrap down/clean the middle ice for the shoot-out? I'm not an Archies fan, but the shoot-out was hardly electrifying as players had no real option but to shoot rather than risk losing puck in the snow trying to deke goalie. Only 6 minutes for OT periods is a joke too. The shoot-out took longer than both OT periods combined.
Maybe too they could go to 18 minute periods like prep schools do instead of 15 and you would most likely have something happen other than a tie two OT's.
The MIAA leaves a lot to be desired.
i love the comment, 'he's a good coach'. weak schedule, weak team, terrible coaching. what kind of leader makes such comments?