No.Getitright wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:04 amI mentioned this earlier but the main blame I have with the mshl is this:
Knowing what the mdh guidelines are, they should have revised all section schedules so they were completed in excess of 7 days prior to each class’ first tournament game. This would have reduced the risk of a COVID issue by 50%. This would totally remove any cross exposure issue. For not doing this they failed the kids. This would have eliminated any finger pointing. Both Hermantown and hill would then have been able to participate in the tourney as their non participation resulted from outside of their respective teams.
At the outset the MSHSL said they wanted distinct sports seasons and internationally tried to limit overlap. Baseball practice started over a week ago, games start next week. Other sports started the past Monday. A total of 16 teams make the state tournament, taking another week to 10 days off the schedule would have cost teams 3-5 games. From the outset the coaches asked for as many games as possible.
Sorry but hockey is not the center of the universe. Kids already lost a baseball, track, tennis, and lacrosse season, asking them to either shorten it even more or choose a sport is myopic in my opinion.
FWIW even delaying the state tournament doesn’t guarantee a kid on one of the participating teams doesn’t test positive and knock them out anyway.