In response to peaceonearth's comment:
In response to hockeychrishna's comment:
falmouth certainly was the better team. but not by the 5 goal margin. shots were even. walpole goalie had a tough time early, letting in 2 very bad goals of the 3 goals in first 5 minutes. totally set the tone. falmouth goalie was solid. falmouth very deep with quite a few good players. hs coaches dream, good players, not great so they stay public together.
if i am the goalie, i look long and hard at a prep school, could get noticed.
running sprints after the game was stupid. walpole played hard, they just don't have enough talent or should i say depth? their top few players looked better than falmouth's but it wasn't close to enough. walpole coach sending the mesage that the girls didn't play hard, which i totlally disagree with. he could have done the same thing against norwood last saturday, that game walpole did not show up.
Falmouth was the better team, as you said, but agree not by 5 goals. Walpole coach IS a moron and got completely outcoached by Norwood coach on Sat. He made them sprint after that game too, which by the way, most of the girls didn't play as hard as they could. Still, stupid move by him, since he got outcoached.
Walpole's issues are multi level. 1) Poor coaching which leads to 2) poor practice regimen and 3) lack of depth, little or no talent from freshman class and loss of 2 to prep school and 1 to graduation. Lack of discipline on the ice, poor, if any, passing and only 1 D who can actually play isn't going to win you games against the tough teams. Some of these areas can be fixed but it's going to take a team effort. Right now, doesn't look like they are playing like a team.
Wow, someone has an axe to grind! By your own statements, they have no D, no depth, no freshman, and from other comments on this forum, a goalie who lets in soft goals. You state he made them sprint after a game in which most of the girls didn't skate hard. I'd think you'd be happy that he used the ice after the game instead of during practice where they obviously need to work on discipline, passing and their D and working together as a team.
I agree with PetefromNorthofBoston-coach probably thought they didn't work hard, as you stated, and the coach chose to skate them then, not as a punishment for a loss, but because they didn't play the full game. As all of us know, ice costs are a premium and instead of using practice ice for sprints, use the extra time at the end of the game. Suck it up.
Also, after checking MA hockey, 5-2-1 isn't so bad with all the "obvious" problems you've stated.
Just so you know, I do not agree with punishing the girls with sprints under any circumstances after a loss. Although I don't think that they skated as hard as they could (many were sick as is the case with almost every team right now) the issues the team is dealing with have been evident in every game. He has not addressed it in practice. As I stated, some of these issues can be fixed. Norwood coach completely juggled his lines and had his girls ready to play after a bad loss to Wellesley. Starts at the top . . .