I am no expert and haven't got time to look at all age groups..but the Tyke ratings are bizarre to say the least.
A few examples...please help me with connecting the dots, cuz I don't see it:
Orillia is a B. In their own tourney, they lost to Oshawa 1 by 5 goals. But Oshawa is a C.
Same tourney - Nepean 1 beats Orillia 14-0. Both are rated B. Nepean beats Uxbridge in the final of the tourney by 1 goal. For provincials Uxbridge is a C, not a B. So maybe Orillia should be a C and Uxbridge a B - do you think?
And the topper - Sudbury enters the same Orillia tourney (a B/C tourney), loses to Uxbridge (who is a C but should likely be a B) by 9, ties with Shelburne (a D that should likely be C) and loses to Orillia (who are B but should likely be C) by 2 goals. Clearly not easy to peg where Sudbury should be, given these are the only 3 games they played. BUT I would suggest 2 conclusions are pretty safe - Sudbury is not an A and Sudbury is not an E. They are most likely a C but maybe a strong D. Or a very weak B if you are convinced Orillia is a B. Unfortunately, they were put in E. Can anyone put up a reasonable explanation for that?? A team that plays just 3 games and has a preseason rank of C should not get the benefit of dropping 2 letters when 2 of the 3 games were a tie (with a D team) and a 2-goal loss (to a B team). Give me a F&)(*& break.
The preseason ranking was likely based on last year's provincials in which Sudbury tykes played D, went 4-0 and made the playoffs. They then lost 3-2 to the eventual gold medal winner. So a C ranking seems close. Fast forward 3 whole games and they are an E??? And just for interest sake, the Sudbury Novice team is also an E. Boy, those kids sure must have forgotten how to play.
Posted on Jun 28, 2012, 11:43 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199