Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Rules is Rules" in Alberta College Hockey

Mount Royal University's starting goaltender Justin Cote was injured in Game 4 of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championship hockey series Saturday night, and was thus replaced by backup Brett Bothwell for the deciding Game 5. An emergency backup was placed on the bench.

This new backup rode the pine for 60 minutes and had the best seats in the house as his school won a 1-0 game against the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Mount Royal snapped SAIT's two-season long championship streak by winning the best-of-five series.

Problem was, the ACAC has ruled the backup goalie ineligible, and Game 5 will be replayed later tonight. They also apparently weren't led into an investigation by SAIT and acted all on their own.

At least we can be assured that silly decisions about collegiate sport in this country are not reserved to the CIS alone...

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