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Baseball was free to open early (Phase II), hockey wasn't. I don't agree with the inconsistency of the rules or the need for some of them, but it is what it is. Sticking it in the governor's the first week back isn't a good idea - one case from a tourney and we're all going to pay the price. And the difference between game and tourney for hockey is kids are in, play their game, they go home. For a tourney, they play game and then hang around for 4-5 hours with their buddies before playing their second game. I agree there is no difference between baseball and hockey tourney, except for that baseball is almost entirely outdoors and most of the their parents are not like Hockey Hardos who are obsessed with whether or not their 9-10 year is a lock for Prep and D1.
Just keep in mind that:
1. The rules make no sense
2. Rinks trying to get around the rules will be fined and or forced to closed down - Seeing this with restaurants in MA now.
3. The State and local boards of health will be making surprise visits to rinks
4. Karen's will be taking video and providing it to both the State and your local news stations.
This season will be different but the goal is to have one.
It sucks on so many levels. A lot of it makes no sense. But what are our choices. If your org or rink wants to skirt the rules and there is an outbreak than it could leave them with liability. You can sign away your right to sue but not if rink operator is negligent.
There are no scheduled games anywhere in MA this weekend. So in what state are you playing in?
That's it...I'm calling the Saugus and Haverhill board of health departments. Viva la NH!!!
i have my schedules for MA games this weekend, do you? sorry yours got cut.