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Little bit of a rant coming here…
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.”
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