hockeynut wrote:Congrats to Bismarck and it's 5 high schools on winning yet another state tourney.
ndhockeygal wrote:hockeynut wrote:Congrats to Bismarck and it's 5 high schools on winning yet another state tourney.
yep. any idea when there will be two teams yet? 28 gals on the team this year and potential for 35 next year.
ndhockeygal wrote:agreed. totally has nothing to do with ice time. there are people that refuse to see the fact that they are killing the program and girls hockey by only allowing superstars to play. that's not the idea of HS sports. it should be to allow kids the experience of being on teams. it is sad that there are other HS that refuse to play in the sanctioned HS league due to things like this. makes me sad to see. its pretty sad when the one's that can move up in Bismarck are being told not to bother, as they won't play anyway. my thoughts - sooooo then make two teams. other schools run underclassman and have good years and bad years. The teams from Bismarck, Fargo and GF - need to experience that too. Just my thoughts.
Sportsrube wrote:I have heard from a parent that has a girl in the program that they do not want to add another team because that would lesson their chances of winning state championships. They said that the powers that be would rather have a better chance of winning state championships than give more girls an opportunity to play HS hockey. This did come from a disgruntled parent so take it for what it's worth.
ndhockeygal wrote:Agree on the rather win championships than let kids play. And I'm not sure how disgruntled that parent may be. More likely you are hearing facts from parents that aren't in the "in" crowd. Believe me, there are more hoping and wanting two teams than not.
ndhockeygal wrote:Well they finally had a "meeting" about two teams. Gave people the "if we split we won't have enough for one team due to the way to do the split". This would be for 1 year with a team with 14 on it and the other with a bunch more. So "might" do it in a year or two. But then are worried about number of goalies in 4-5 years. So they are considering the option of not allowing 9th graders to try out for the team next year - so they can have another super team of 24 or more with no freshman. Told them if they don't split and 9th graders try out - they will be practice squad only and will not play at all. Wow. Seriously? Then got the you "can't play at this level with only 11-14 on a team". Seriously? Have they actually LOOKED at the numbers for the other teams around the state? Heaven forbid - they might actually have to play all the kids that are on the team. Instead of using 11 and the rest having to be the "superstar players" practice squad/punching bag. Totally blown away that Bismarck is this horrible.
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