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Same thing happened to me, but for baseball, a long time ago. School I was leaving wouldn't sign the papers, so I had to play JV after being varsity starter at my old school. I understand rules are in place to protect the kids and the schools, but use a little bit of common sense every now and then...
The kid wanted to get away from all the fentanyl
This kid and the other 10 new players on that team were recruited. Its comical to think otherwise. Kuchar is from that area and is heavily involved in scouting the Fall Prep League where Foskett and other MC players play. If it was about Education Central Catholic is close by and Foskett's father graduated from Austin Prep. But, let me send him 15 miles further to Malden..LOL. Kuchar runs a sketchy program.
If the kid wants to move who cares if he thinks it is a better opportunity. Does anyone fault the 4 BCH kids that go to play at the top prep schools every year as sophpmores. Nope. Every path is different and if player and family feel that is a better fit then good for them.
Oh say it isn't so! A Catholic hockey program that recruits!
Next thing you know the kids will start 'staying back a year' due to the rigorous academics at a Catholic school! (No mention that the assumption of the kid's academic ability is coming from the hockey coach who prefers to have a varsity team packed with 19 year old men)
And the MIAA still insists on having a D-I Championship and a Super 8 D-IA Championship when it's just a Publics' Championship and a 'Recruiting Private School Championship'
Are you people kidding me with the "rules are rules" crap? It's frigging high school hockey. READ the **** article.
The kid played in the Hockey Night in Boston tournament for Kuchar - like hundreds of other kids do. After that he still played on the Haverhill team - and the following year decided to go to MC for educational and yes, perhaps hockey purposes because he actually liked the coach and the kids on the team. These kids all play different club teams and also know each other - so playing together on a school team comes into play as well - that isn't "recruitment" - it's wanting to play with your friends at a better school.
So what? Are the lefties mad because someone is trying to better themselves?
Many of the Haverhill teachers are sitting on their asses on zoom calls as the kids fail, the Mayor is a joke, The AD is still pulling down a hefty salary for basically doing NOTHING to support the hockey team - and worst of all Roberts and Gleason the coaches are two of the the most dense people on a hockey bench. And the kids that remain on the Haverhill team are left dejected and mistreated by the coaches, AD, and school committee. Nothing is ever addressed.
Can you imagine the team Haverhill could put on the ice if the hockey talent in that city actually stayed there? They don't stay because the education is sub-standard at best and the program is a joke - those coaches alone have lost so many good players year after year you can't keep count. That isn't because of "recruitment" is because of good decision making by parents and students and getting out when they can.
In the end, the magistrate made a rare ruling against the MIAA and in the players family favor against the MIAA for a reason - the evidence of recruitment didn't hold up that the coaches and AD claimed. It didn't hold up because it was a lie - and everyone involved in that lie should be fired for what they put that player and family through - it was a dirt bag move.
Who gives a F..... anyone defending the Haverhill AD is just ****** their kid can't get the same opportunity. People are mad at what? That the coach has an eye for talent, invests alot of time and energy during the season and in the offseason to find talent and wants to put a good team together? Not to mention, the kids family can pay for it - mind your F'n business and tell your kid to try harder.... people suck
How that Haverhill AD can look himself in the mirror I will never know - hurting a kids future because he can't get what he wants....
You are oddly way too knowledgeable (names, resumes) to these persons to be a bystander.
Lets revisit your post again
“The current MC coach LEFT Andover because the Biden supporters like the Superintendent over there didn’t like the way the coach spoke to their little girls......”
He didn’t leave on his own. He was fired.
You may think the people in Andover are liberals and are the ones to blame. But don’t lose sight of the facts.
He has never been nor will he ever be a winning coach. That is like saying Jeff Cox knows hockey. Congratulations, you have just won the dumb-a-s-a award.
2 last place finishes in the Catholic Division MC plays in. It seems he can't recruit either.