100% agree with you just sad that he will likely be denied because he will follow the rules and yet there will be others who take the loopholes and the high school league will look the other way. My point isn't that he should be allowed back at SCC, my opinion is yes he should because to me it makes sense, however, if he is denied and yet others who DONT follow the rules and fake addresses are allowed to play then a double standard has been created.hockey59 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:53 amAll I’m saying is that if Motzko wants to play at SCC, especially in his case, the rules need to be followed to the T, without exception. Otherwise, why bother having any rules against transferring (as a HS athlete). ??? He got to play last year on the defending AA Champs with 2 Mr Hockey finalists & a Frank B. finalist. Got to play in HDM & on the #1 ranked team first half of the season. Not exactly a hardship situation IMO.ClassAGuy wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:52 amGoBigorGoHome wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:46 am
Something about this doesn't pass the smell test. If he moved in from another state, there shouldn't have been an issue. He wouldn't have needed anything from the AD in North Dakota. Must be more to the story. From the MSHSL website:
2. If I transfer to a new high school, will I be eligible for varsity competition?
If you transfer to a new high school, you will be eligible for varsity athletic competition if:
1. You are enrolling in 9th grade for the first time;
2. Your entire family moves to a new residence in a different attendance area;
3. Your residence is changed pursuant to a court order;
4. Your parents are divorced and you move from one parent to another.
(This option may be used just one time after you enroll in 9th grade); or
5. You and your family have moved to Minnesota from another state or country.
Yet in the Motzko case here is a kid that just wants to go home and play his parents got a new job and he was relocated because of it and had a bad experience at his new school which happens a lot. Wants to go home with his buddies and the High School League will deny him yet be sure that Benilde, Holy Family, Blake will have a few on their roster with kids that "Moved" ... The Huber case at Holy Family last year case in point. People break these rules all the time and yet a kid in the Motzko situation who wants to follow the process gets screwed.
Makes no sense... I am all for rules but if you are going to have them then you got to enforce them because right now we all know kids are gonna be playing varsity with new shiny addresses that they will NOT reside in. This happens in all sports not just hockey!
I will get off my soapbox just I think the rules are silly when they don't enforce them every year we see people that do shady things and the high school league does nothing. Yet you also hear stories of people trying to do it the right way and then get denied that was my issue.