All of us Panther folk had assumed our Novice B hockey rivals had won their game last weekend – but they tied.

That leaves us 15-3, but puts the Cougars at 14-2-2. The other team had lost a Franc-Jeu point (every team with fewer than 8 penalty minutes in a game gets one Franc-Jeu point for that game) for a forfeit they gave up, which gives us 48 points and the Cougars 47. We finish in first at the end of the regular season.

(Even without the Franc-Jeu system, we’d be in first as the first tiebreaker is number of wins.)

Still, the Cougars outplayed our Panthers. Is it unsportsmanlike to wish they get knocked out of the double elimination playoffs before we have to play them?

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