Wednesday night will mark the fourth straight day without a really compelling matchup during the tournament. This isn't the organizers or the schedule makers fault entirely, but there are definite problems with fitting all of these kids and womens games in. Its the beginning of the tournament and all the crappy games have to played sometime. But yikes. We've had to go from Saturday night at 10 p.m. all the way to Thursday night at 8 p.m. to have a really compelling matchup. That's a long time to go to maintain interest in a three week long tournament.
I don't want to hear arguments about how many close games there have been in that time that were entertaining (not many anyways). Close games between bad teams is not any more fun to watch than a standard Division 4 Men's game. Its not a good thing when people have free time on their hands but can think of a lot better things to do on a cold Regina evening than go to the soccer centre.
Thankfully, the good games are coming. It's a long weekend and there's at least one good matchup scheduled Thurs-Sat that will get people in the doors. Of course, next week is just as tedious as this one before the final weekend of Group stage play where every game should be awesome. It's a long time to wait though.