I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but I was pretty disappointed with the regional and national tournaments. The Central Regional never even had a website up and running, even though the Michigan Website referenced that one would be created. Are there any standards that the host team agrees to before they are awarded the opportunity to host?
The National rinks did not look to be very nice and the streaming coverage was very basic (and that’s being kind). Most of us have become used to a little nicer product during our junior hockey days. The ability to rewind, watch the games in their entirety even if you can’t log on at the exact moment they are live, and or an onscreen clock or scoreboard. For all the hype of having all the games being in Columbus and what a big event is was supposed to be, it was quite a disappointment for me. And to know that the ACHA has committed to these venues for the next several years is disheartening, unless they can make some improvements.