Play by play guy Dustin Scafe brings up an interesting point in his Tweet Thursday night.
One of best parts of Jr Hockey is going on long road trips with the boys and seeing new places. Please don't take that away from the KIJHL
He was responding to the KIJHL Governors who are about to finalize their new schedule that will not have crossovers. That, for those who don’t know, means the Kootenay Conference will only play games against teams in the Kootenay Conference. Same for the Okanagan Shuswap Conference, essentially making two leagues.
The teams from the Okanagan Shuswap Conference are the main culprits and have been complaining for years about travel and money. However some of the mileage mathematicians can show it’s not all that valid of an argument.
Plus, as a fan, I really look forward to seeing the teams from the other Conference as do all fans in the league. But the league Governors, as usual, have the fans wishes at the bottom of their list. If it were up to me we would not only have crossovers, we would have a full crossover featuring one visit from every team in the league every year.