View Full Version : Inter Region Games
02-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Just wondering where all the consistency is. Why is it that when all these teams travel up to this event in MT Pleasant (which I think is great for our sport) they are all regular season D1 games. But everytime the Colorado teams come out to the West Coast they are all exhibition? Every game should count no matter who you play. Is that WCRHLs doing? (making them EXH). It seems pointless to me if I was on CSU to come west twice and play 8 throw away meaningless games after spending the money.
02-01-2009, 12:51 PM
It seems pointless to me if I was on CSU to come west twice and play 8 throw away meaningless games after spending the money.
Yeah, especially when you consider they are finally playing good quality DI teams (not that DII teams aren't good quality). I think they deserve credit for the games, it's the fair way to do it.
02-01-2009, 01:35 PM
They still receive credit and those games will be treated equally when it comes to national bids, regardless of how they're tracked on the web site. To draw an analogy to college football, anything interregional will be counted as a 'non-conference' game. Right now the web site doesn't support that type of game, so it's been a bit troublesome to figure out how to track it, and how regions are doing that is really dependent on their own season structure. The hope is that PPS will have that capability very shortly and we can move all of those games to the 'non-conference' type.
Remember that the interregional regular season games only were introduced in July. That didn't leave a lot of time to work them into schedules and around budgets that were already set for many regions.
In addition, many teams didn't commit to traveling for these events until late October or November, and everyone's season had already started by then.
In the ECRHA we did it kind of backwards by assuming ALL of our DI teams would have 3 interregional games, which led to us needing to have an "emergency" event on Long Island this month for the teams it didn't work out for - and those games will be exhibition games between teams inside the region to keep the amount of conference games equal between all of our DI teams.
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