as I am neither stupid nor a putz. I just thought that a 'try-out' was just that, an equal chance for those players that were chosen by their coaches to have an equal chance to try-out. But it sounds like that is not the case. So thank you for your expert advice, my daughter was never planning to miss Rochester as she is a team player and made a commitment to her team. I still think the O.W.H.A. should be ashamed of the way they planned this event. I do feel it could have been a good experience to have spent a day on the ice with other high-caliber players even if the outcome had been already predetermined.