Tuesday, August 27, 2013


The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-- in which DIII powerhouse Gustavus Adolphus plays -- has shaken up intercollegiate hockey by announcing that it will be the first conference in Division III to adopt the shootout for conference games.

They recently adopted the four-official system, mirroring what happened in the SUNYAC.

That begs the question: Will the SUNYAC copy the MIAC and go with shootouts?

I certainly hope not.

I'm old school with hockey: Shootouts take what was 65 minutes of a team game and total team effort and transform it into a game decided by a select few individuals each working independently. If I wanted a mano-a-mano sport, I'd watch tennis or bowling. Let's keep with tradition.

What are your thoughts?

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