By @MichaelCaples –
Starting next season, the road to Plymouth will be a little less grueling for high school hockey programs.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s representative council has approved a proposal from the MHSAA’s Ice Hockey Committee to lengthen the state playoffs, spreading the maximum of six games across 20 days, instead of the current 13.
The change will begin for the 2019-20 season.
Stretching the tournament across three weeks will allow for more time between games, important for teams who have to travel a great deal for each match-up.
There will be a bit more of a window for planning purposes for the teams who make it to the state semifinals in Plymouth, as well, hopefully encouraging more family members and friends to come along for the unique experience for the teams.