Great games down at Ingalls Rink on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately for everybody who might have thought otherwise, but Fairfield Prep vs. Notre Dame-Fairfield was a forgone conclusion despite the excitement.
Notre Dame-Fairfield was down 2-0 to Glastonbury but scored five goals in the third period to win 5-2. I don’t care if it was 8-0, Notre Dame-Fairfield wasn’t losing to Glastonbury.
Over in the other semifinal, Conard was tied with Prep 1-1 going into the third.
Final: Fairfield Prep 4-1.
So much for that great regular season where . And so we have yet another all-Fairfield final.
In fact, this season just proves that the regular season in hockey means absolutely nothing. You can beat Fairfield Prep silly in the regular season, twice even, but get them in the playoffs and its over for you.
So I’m proposing that we cancel the regular season. It just has no impact on the playoffs. What’s the point?
Maybe we can just play whomever we want before mid-February, kinda like a season-long exhibition schedule, and then start the playoffs with an all-inclusive field. Only two or three Division I teams didn’t make their field anyway. So why not just let them all in?
Maybe we just tweak the whole playoff. Maybe we could use something like the Great 8 in Massachusetts to spice things up a bit.
Somebody do something because what we’ve got just doesn’t work enough. I have no problems with Prep and ND getting in the final every year. But, one of these years, the seeds have to hold, no?