Post by southoftheborder on Mar 1, 2020 8:12:07 GMT -5
If the old East-West Format was used this year.
East: Five teams Haut-Madawaska advances as Atlantic Canada champion to Eastern Final ACH playoff champion advances to Eastern Final as Ontario champion
West: Five teams (originally six) Manitoba or Alberta champion advances to play Rosetown in Western Semifinal Alberta or Manitoba champion advances to play Alberta/Rosetown winner in Western Final (If Manitoba had three teams make it to qualifying, give the Manitoba champ a bye to Western final)
Eastern vs Western champions for the Allan Cup
This looks like it would have been a lot simpler and cheaper on travel especially if you had all series be best-of-three with a Friday Night-Saturday Night-Sunday early afternoon one location format to guarantee you would only need two nights for a hotel and give the traveling team a chance to get back early enough so that the players would only likely need one day off from work for several series (Innisfail to Winnipeg area and New Brunswick to Hamilton would both be a 15 hour bus trip one way).
I like the E v W idea...a lot...but a best of 3 just isnt fair...need at least a best of...maybe over consecutive weekends?
In theory agree with you but money is the biggest factor in everything. That's pretty much well the way the regional qualifiers are now anyway. Best-of-five would be my preference if possible first two one weekend in one town, balance of the series in the other the next weekend. The format they use for the Doyle Cup (the Alberta-BC champion would be a way to do a best-of-seven first two or three are in one rink, if the same team wins both the series moves to the other rink for the balance of the series, if they split game three in first rink and then balance of series in the other rink.
The other way of doing it could be have a three team event in one rink over three days like a single pool in the present Allan Cup format using the same tie-breaker format the top team advances to the Allan Cup final. Rotate the host around have the furthest traveling team be off the first day and see if that team would be willing or wanting to play two games in one day to save on hotel expenditures. With this format Alberta champion, Rosetown, Manitoba champion at one rink, one weekend. You win both games you go to the Allan Cup final, if all three teams split go by goal ratio tie breaker. The eastern one would still have been a two team event between the ACH (Ontario) champion vs Haut-Madawaska and have it be either best-of-three or two-game-total-goal, depending on what the teams agree to. If you have four representatives in east or west have a regular or modified double elimination event over three or four days where in this format teams are playing two games in one day in some cases.
jimc: that is a BROKEN system, right there
Jan 18, 2018 11:42:42 GMT -5
rstefany: Will there be a live stream of the Allan Cup games?
Apr 8, 2018 8:32:31 GMT -5
sportsrep: can anyone update us on live stream of games please?
Apr 9, 2018 16:48:15 GMT -5
lawrence: Apparently the games will be tape delayed and available 2-3 hours later ...
Apr 9, 2018 17:01:44 GMT -5
sportsrep: thanks for the info
Apr 9, 2018 17:02:32 GMT -5
puckhog: I think with has happened in the last days these guys are doing what they can.hats off.a little upset with the radio feed.
Apr 10, 2018 22:28:05 GMT -5
puckhog: Giver guys and thanks.
Apr 10, 2018 22:28:38 GMT -5
hockeyfan123: Chuck, missing you at the Cup. Hope you get well.
Apr 12, 2018 14:17:59 GMT -5
puckhog: Missing all of you. If I could walk j would be there
Apr 12, 2018 17:46:47 GMT -5
puckhog: Thanks and have a coffee on me. Thanks for the hello am
Apr 12, 2018 17:47:20 GMT -5
doc: Going back to a thread of Don Robertson & Doug Mathieson from December relating to the number of teams that were already confirmed for this series. I see how bad the optics are, I find it very difficult doing Google searches to see what teams there are.
Apr 14, 2018 10:56:33 GMT -5
doc: They need to get someone to amalgamate the website to be all inclusive. Some years a city or town has a team, the next year they aren't for whatever reason. Also how does a Province take guys from defeated teams and then build an all star group.
Apr 14, 2018 10:58:49 GMT -5
doc: It doesn't happen in Ontario, although I am surprised to see Brett Leggat's name on the boxscore last night for Stoney Creek.
Apr 14, 2018 10:59:53 GMT -5
enogca: Saw that too. Looks like he was playing backup goalie to Brown.
Apr 14, 2018 11:21:28 GMT -5
dsvein: Blatant missed call on Stony Creek´s 5th goal. Watched it 3 times and the goal scorer was a good foot offside. Surprised Lacombe Generals didn´t protest but it probably would have fallen on deaf ears. If you have it recorded, check it out. It was obvious.
Apr 14, 2018 23:22:17 GMT -5
doc: Entertaining game from start to finish, even if you didn't have a favorite team playing in the final. There were fouls on both sides during the game that were not called, that's always been the nature of hockey and always will.
Apr 15, 2018 9:03:05 GMT -5