Hockey playoff game in Calgary decided by coin toss

By CHAT News Today/With Files from Global News
March 20, 2017 - 4:27pm

CALGARY – Hockey Calgary is apologizing to those affected after a Bantam AA City Championship game Saturday night was decided by a coin toss.

The game between the Calgary Royals and the Calgary Buffalo Wranglers at Winsport came down to the coin flip after the teams battled to a 4-4 tie.

The game came down to a three player shootout, but when nobody scored, and with a game scheduled immediately after, the coin toss was called. The Wranglers won the toss, and won the game 5-4. Several parents expresed frustration with the decision, with chants of "Let Them Play" being heard in the Arena.

Hockey Calgary’s rules say if teams remain tied during playoffs, an Elite Council official has the authority to stop or extend overtime depending on the availability of ice. The rules were relayed to both coaches prior to the start of the game. The organization says the rule has been in place for four seasons.

Hockey Calgary added it doesn’t own or control ice time within facilities in and around the city.

 

-with Files from Global Calgary

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