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Exactly. They’re actually sticking it to the publics, teams that couldn’t make the super 8 but had a chance to get to the garden in 1A now have 0 shot.
I think the pendulum was swinging back to the catholics as of late. With prep schools at $60k and less likely to give money these days the catholics are a viable option. Gap between publics / catholics will widen again - horrible timing to remove super 8. Tournament scores will be ugly
This will be better for second rate Junior hockey in the area as if that avenue need more help.