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(Fox Sports)   After the hockey game was still tied at 1-1 after the seventh overtime, officials were like, "Oh FARK it, because of player safety you both can be state champions in hockey"   (msn.foxsports.com ) divider line
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2014-03-09 02:21:51 PM  
They should have ended it after the fifth OT, by all rights. Letting it go to the seventh OT was simply stupid.
 
2014-03-09 02:23:02 PM  
If seven periods can't result in a goal, then those teams are the same standard. A tie seems a wholly appropriate result.
 
2014-03-09 02:24:30 PM  
Or they could just declare the goalies state champs.
 
2014-03-09 02:24:35 PM  

ClavellBCMI: They should have ended it after the fifth OT, by all rights. Letting it go to the seventh OT was simply stupid.


In a situation like that, with a bunch of high school kids; I'd have no objection to going 3 or 4 OTs and then going to a shootout (just make it a 5 or 7 round SO to make it feel a bit less random)
 
2014-03-09 02:28:30 PM  

gwowen: If seven periods can't result in a goal, then those teams are the same standard. A tie seems a wholly appropriate result.

 
2014-03-09 02:29:00 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Or they could just declare the goalies state champs.


Northview's goalie should be MVP for sure.
 
2014-03-09 02:29:07 PM  
You Americans sure have trouble scoring in playoff games.
 
2014-03-09 02:43:36 PM  

MFAWG: gwowen: If seven periods can't result in a goal, then those teams are the same standard. A tie seems a wholly appropriate result.

 
2014-03-09 02:44:39 PM  
We had a game like that.  Still tied after two OT's, they started counting shots from inside the blue line.  We went two more periods after that before we won.
 
2014-03-09 02:47:10 PM  
They should have implemented a shootout after awhile.
 
sn0
2014-03-09 02:49:08 PM  

kdawg7736: They should have implemented a shootout after awhile.


Wrong.
 
sn0
2014-03-09 02:52:48 PM  
I know if I were playing I'd hate a tie. I know, I know. It's not pro hockey. But to most of these guys it is probably the greatest tournament they'll be a part of.
 
2014-03-09 03:22:40 PM  
I'd rather be a co-champion than lose because one of my defensemen locked up on the ice and couldn't make it to the bench at 2:15 am.  Congratulations to both squads.
 
2014-03-09 03:25:15 PM  
It's Everyone Gets A Trophy Day in America!
 
2014-03-09 04:12:28 PM  
And thus, the pussification of America continues!
 
rka
2014-03-09 04:16:17 PM  

Woot_Gawd: And thus, the pussification of America continues!


If the threshold of pussification is having high school kids plays 10 straight periods of ice hockey I think we're doing just fine.

You skate 3 shifts and tell me how you're holding up. These kids skated 3+ games in one go.
 
2014-03-09 04:17:55 PM  

rka: Woot_Gawd: And thus, the pussification of America continues!

If the threshold of pussification is having high school kids plays 10 straight periods of ice hockey I think we're doing just fine.

You skate 3 shifts and tell me how you're holding up. These kids skated 3+ games in one go.


This story is going to attract the Internet Tough Guys.  "When I was that age, they had us all have a bare-knuckle, last-man-standing battle royal for the state championship!  These kids today are pussies!"
 
2014-03-09 04:19:25 PM  
Yes, because we've all played 10 periods of hockey in a row, and it's easy.

Amazed they let it go that long. If nothing else, after 3 complete games you'd think they'd say, "Eh, screw it. It's fate." Seriously, these kids played almost twice as long as the longest-ever NHL game.
 
2014-03-09 04:21:47 PM  
Bah, not twice as long. One period more. Duh. Still, impressive.
 
2014-03-09 04:31:40 PM  

grokca: You Americans sure have trouble scoring in playoff games.


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2014-03-09 04:36:36 PM  

swahnhennessy: Bah, not twice as long. One period more. Duh. Still, impressive.


Something I wondered in all this: How long are regulation/overtime periods in HS hockey?
 
2014-03-09 04:37:26 PM  
Wow, that author and apparently some posters here are collosal douches.  These are high school students, some of which likely have college scholarships on the line, but the adults in the room agreeing to a shared championship makes them "pussies" and the state farking championship is reduced to a "participation" trophy?
 
2014-03-09 04:38:36 PM  

grokca: You Americans sure have trouble scoring in playoff games.


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2014-03-09 04:46:17 PM  
I can't imagine how bad my lower back, left hand and left knee would lock the f*ck up after that much ice time.
There is a definite point at which things are no longer fulfilling or worth losing your long term health over.
 
2014-03-09 04:57:25 PM  
If you play 10 periods and are still tied, then neither team can honestly say they're better than the other.
 
2014-03-09 05:01:31 PM  

grokca: You Americans sure have trouble scoring in playoff games.


OH BURN!!!!
 
2014-03-09 05:17:59 PM  

sn0: kdawg7736: They should have implemented a shootout after awhile.

Wrong.


This. Shootouts -- and sudden death OTs -- were only instituted because TV assholes find it impossible to believe things can end in a tie. Also -- none of the kids wanted a shootout. As one put it, in another story, that would just mean "one guy, not a team" won the state title.
 
2014-03-09 05:50:23 PM  
IIRC, OHSAA uses 15 minute game periods and 8 minute OT periods.

Not critical of the decision since they are HS kids, but they didn't play over three games of hockey in 4 hours...it was about 2.25 games.
 
2014-03-09 06:43:11 PM  
I'm fine with it as long as each team has an asterisk on their state championship trophy. Neither team actually WON anything. They just didn't lose. But no one got hurt (I'll assume) so most people will be content with that.
 
2014-03-09 06:45:34 PM  
In 1955 Minneapolis South defeated Thief River Falls 3-2 in 11 overtimes in the Minnesota state tournament. That's hockey.
 
2014-03-09 08:12:24 PM  
God, that farking website is awful on mobile... Never the actual story, just a bunch of big pictures and links. Maybe Fox on MSN shouldn't join the 21st century until they can figure out the 20th.
 
2014-03-09 08:55:11 PM  

callmeox: IIRC, OHSAA uses 15 minute game periods and 8 minute OT periods.

Not critical of the decision since they are HS kids, but they didn't play over three games of hockey in 4 hours...it was about 2.25 games.


Whatever the math, it still makes my legs hurt just thinking about it.
 
2014-03-09 09:08:15 PM  

sn0: kdawg7736: They should have implemented a shootout after awhile.

Wrong.


Better yet, allow illegal plays and when someone scores, claim you were gonna change the rule the next year away way like the sabres/stars Stanley cup.
 
2014-03-09 09:15:26 PM  

ontariolightning: grokca: You Americans sure have trouble scoring in playoff games.


And yet...the Curse of Keon still lives.

Amazing.

It's almost karma justice; like when Yankee fans tormented the Red Sox fans in 2003. Or when Vancouver had the NHL beat in 2011.

Or, just like when every talking head had their mouth agape, slobbering on Manning's knob. Then, BOOM...a complete cuckolding.

Keep instigating farko...
 
2014-03-09 11:06:46 PM  
During the overtimes Northview goaltender David Marsh recorded 41 saves, and St. Ignatius sophomore goaltender Dylan McKeon recorded 12 saves respectively.

THAT'S WHY IT WENT TO 7 OTS.

12 shots!! In 7 Periods! That's about 1 or 2 shots a period. THAT'S NOT farkING HOCKEY.

Come out of your god damn zone and play like men, you Italian soccer pussies.
 
2014-03-09 11:12:20 PM  

swahnhennessy: Bah, not twice as long. One period more. Duh. Still, impressive.


Not really impressive when they just sit back and play collapsing D and aren't the slightest bit interested in leaving the zone.

This "play not to lose" soccer strategy really bothers me because if it catches on in the NHL it'll be the neutral zone trap x 1000. And it seems like that's all they teach now in college and international play.

I'm really not interested in watching 82 1-0 and 2-1 games every NHL season.
 
2014-03-10 01:03:13 AM  

Mikey1969: God, that farking website is awful on mobile... Never the actual story, just a bunch of big pictures and links. Maybe Fox on MSN shouldn't join the 21st century until they can figure out the 20th.


Fixed that for you...
 
2014-03-10 01:59:21 AM  
I remember watching a game in Minnesota that started at 9:35 and ended after 2 a.m. in the 5th overtime...the amazing thing is that the following day both teams played in the 3rd place and championship games after playing 90+ minutes of hockey and both teams ended up winning.
 
2014-03-10 09:44:27 AM  
I played two games yesterday, including one that was decided in overtime.  At 41, movement today is a little rough and am stiff as a board.  That being said I can't imagine not wanting to play it out.  Having played three games across a day and knowing how I felt at the end of the day I can't imagine how exhausted I would be if I played that time straight through.

//Of course it is one overtime then shootouts for playoffs in the league I'm in.  I'm not sure if the championship game is handled differently, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was.
 
2014-03-10 12:07:40 PM  
The interesting takeaway from the statement by the OHSAA is that there is no provision for shootouts -- on a state or national level -- in high school hockey.
I don't think this was necessarily a good decision, but it was probably the best solution available.
 
2014-03-10 01:01:05 PM  

gwowen: If seven periods can't result in a goal, then those teams are the same standard. A tie seems a wholly appropriate result.


This.

Anderson's Pooper: I'd rather be a co-champion than lose because one of my defensemen locked up on the ice and couldn't make it to the bench at 2:15 am.  Congratulations to both squads.


That

Woot_Gawd: And thus, the pussification of America continues!


This from someone that looks like he's 8 months pregnant, embedded in his loveseat, yelling at the TV.
 
2014-03-10 01:16:39 PM  

Rwa2play: Anderson's Pooper: I'd rather be a co-champion than lose because one of my defensemen locked up on the ice and couldn't make it to the bench at 2:15 am. Congratulations to both squads.

That


I disagree with this point.  Line management and shifting on and off is a key component of how a team plays, if they win or lose.  Unless you're just referencing the fact that they're beyond exhausted and can't do that.
 
2014-03-10 01:20:26 PM  

mjbok: Rwa2play: Anderson's Pooper: I'd rather be a co-champion than lose because one of my defensemen locked up on the ice and couldn't make it to the bench at 2:15 am. Congratulations to both squads.

That

I disagree with this point.  Line management and shifting on and off is a key component of how a team plays, if they win or lose.  Unless you're just referencing the fact that they're beyond exhausted and can't do that.


Pretty much that.
 
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