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Tiggsy wrote:

bearpaw28 wrote:


Tiggsy wrote:

Little bit of a rant coming here… :rantonoff:

Jr. is playing AAA this season. Pool play tournaments all summer long. I’ve seen this a few times and I have hated it every time, even when it benefits our team. 2 points for a win, but you get an additional point for a shutout. Why? “Oh you really embarrassed the other team 6-0, so you deserve an extra point in the standings.” :roll: I just don’t understand the point of doing this. Anyone have any knowledge or even logic why this gets done? Most tournaments don’t have this so why do some decide to do this?

Both teams finished pool play 2-1 overall. The other team got a shutout in one of their wins and got the bonus point in their first round. Second round Jr.’s team beats them pretty handily but not a shutout. Final round Jr. plays the last team and gets the win, but not a shutout. So the team Jr beat easily goes to the championship only because of the shutout. And of course they go on to win the championship. The team was really down about this so I think that messed with their heads going into the 3rd place game, which they ended up losing in OT. So they lost out on a trophy because one team couldn’t score one goal in a blowout loss against a different team. Weird.

Agree it’s bogus…but when teams tie in pool play, tiebreakers need to be used & in most cases, they are arbitrary (and not necessarily fair) as is receiving an extra point for a shutout ☝️That’s the simplest and (likely accurate) answer.

Yeah. That’s exactly the issue with this tournament. First tie breaker was head to head, which we would have won. Oh well. Just hope Jr. doesn’t let it effect him too much. He gets a little too competitive. And it’s partly my fault putting him into this situation because I encouraged him to play AAA instead of the summer program which he hated.

You made the right decision. What matters is he’s playing and for the most part I’m sure he’s having fun playing in some tournaments. The days of putting your skates away in March & not putting them on until Fall realistically ended about 40 years ago. 😉 Ya gotta be on the ice during the spring/summer a decent amount…if you want to play HS hockey 🥅 in the winter.