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Monday, December 17, 2012

No favors for CHSL hockey

Last week, Kosmo was reading the fine prep hockey preview done by spy Jason Schmitt, and something really caught your seer's eye, something that those who always voice displeasure with the breaks private schools get should definitely take note of. Jason reported that Brother Rice moved up from Division 2 to Division 1 this year, which isn't that big of a deal because the Warriors are usually one of the state's top teams regardless of class each year. However, as a result, it's created an interesting situation as far as the state tournament goes. Because of Brother Rice's move to Division 1, it was placed in a pre-regional with arch rival and fellow state power Orchard Lake St. Mary's. In the other pre-regional is Novi Detroit Catholic Central, so in one region is those three superpowers. Often times in recent years in certain sports, the MHSAA has separated such private school powerhouses, giving them easy districts or regionals to advance through. Of course, that leads to a lot of anger from other public schools who wonder why the privates got such a break. Well, that certainly wasn't the case this time. In an unusual move, three of the state's best private schools and teams for hockey will be in the same regional and not separated. Hopefully this will prove that the notion that private schools always have advantages is nonsense.


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