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05-26-2012, 11:42 PM
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So my rec league team "cheated" according to the other team.

We were in the championship game against a team we have not beaten all year. We played them earlier in the day, and lost 8-4, with a severely shortened bench. Thinking we were going to be in the Bronze game, we called upon a few spares to fill holes on the roster. Thing is, these three, Josh, James, and Brent, are Junior A level players. By technicality on stats, we made it to the gold medal game against the aforementioned team. At this point not only were the three spares on the bench for us, we also had an almost full roster, missing only two regulars. When we were losing 3-2, these three went to work. James had a hat trick, Josh had an assist on each goal, and Brent...Well he didn't do much actually.

Point is, we were accused of "cheating" by the other team, due to the high skill level of the three, in addition to getting our captain back etc.

In a situation like this, do you consider it cheating? We thought we would have a shortened bench, and the three all had some connection to the team, through family, friends etc. Thoughts?

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