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If teams are forced to play only in-state hockey, would kids from other states lose positions if they don’t play on teams in their state?
Who would be enforcing these rules ? The answer is no one.
Let's think this whole "in-state" thing through.
Impossible on Town teams. Teachers will scream to the union if the town-run rec association allows kids to travel anywhere they want and bring Typhoid back to the school with them on Monday.
Club teams won't cross league boundaries. EHF doesn't even allow teams to play in E9 or PHL summer, pre-season or in-season tournaments. Why would they suddenly grow up and say "go play any team you want?"
I can see a "MA Division" within a league, but then NH, VT, CT and ME would be left in the cold.
Bottom line, I don't see it. To many barriers. More likely that MA teams play all their games out of state until Tall Deval finally realizes he can't keep everything closed indefinitely without causing many, many more small business failures.
It is okay to cross borders to protest and riot, but no way the liberals will continue allow anything that would be uplifting for the kids or small businesses. To enforce, they could more easily hang at the rink parking lots. MA plates and hockey bags are not each to conceal.
I have the answer for you, there will be no hockey.
No competitive hockey in Ma this fall or winter. Cases are already going up and it isn't even fall yet and the flu season hasn't started. Look people do yourself a favor and sign little bender up for skills now. There will be no EHF, E9/BHL, PHL or any other HL until September 2021. And don't think about it or apply logic or justify your reasoning by referencing science or numbers... because it just doesn't work that way. It's all about risk... If we don't have a hockey season Baker might loose a few votes, but if we have a season and case counts surge, then he will be out in Western Ma with Duval planning his next career move.