Jay Duggan April 04, 2021
Minnesota is the “State of Hockey” and among the names in high school hockey that have stood out for decades are Hermantown and Hill-Murray. Hermantown and Hill-Murray found out the hard way that even the state religious event, The Minnesota State Hockey Tournament, isn’t immune to Governor Walz’s special brand of COVID stupid and hypocrisy. Despite the fact not a single school age kid (4-19yrs) in the state has succumbed to the WuFlu, Governor Potato Head thru his puppets at the MSHSL (MN State High School League) sports authority, has been punishing youth athletes with mask during play, reduced family and community in the stands, and a crazy 14 days quarantine with no option to test clear, and this time the athletes to get punished were from Hermantown and Hill-Murray high schools.
Hermantown and Hill-Murray hockey both were alerted that a team they had played a week or more before had a player with a positive test. Both teams were instructed to quarantine for 14 days, which was in both cases only 1 or 2 days past the date to start the first game of the state tournament. The MSHSL and the MN Dept of Health would not allow a negative test of all players to shorten the quarantine. When Governor Potato Head was supposedly exposed to the China Virus a few weeks back HE ONLY HAD TO QUARANTINE FOR 10 DAYS. If the tests are accurate enough to sideline a whole hockey team and everybody they were in the same building with for the last week, it should be good enough to be able to FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES TO QUARATINE ONLY 10 DAYS AND BE ABLE TO TEST NEGATIVE AFTER 5-7 DAYS. Nope. 14 days for the kids, and only 10 days for Governor Potato Head.
Hill-Murray sued and asked a judge to either let the kids test negative and play or reschedule the game, AND DICTATOR WALZ AND THE DREGS THAT RUN THE MSHSL OPPOSED THEM IN COURT. THE DFL LAPDOG JUDGE AGREED W/WALZ AND SCREWED THE KIDS. Hill-Murray forfeited their first game against Wayzata and are out of the tournament. Hermantown rounded up JV kids that weren’t on the ice prior and had no COVID conflicts to play the first round, and despite heroic efforts by the kids they lost to unseeded Dodge County in the first game and are out.
The hockey kids weren’t the only kids to get the shaft by Governor Walz this year. Teams and kids have been shortchanged all year in many sports and games in his mission to instill COVID fear and maintain his emergency powers. Every state around Minnesota is open and has long since stopped punishing their kids, but coming up on a year it appears Dictator Walz and the sadists that run the MSHSL have decided it will never be over and have even instructed outdoor baseball and lacrosse kids to be masked at all times during play and group practice.
The DFL party enjoys this. It helps maintain their power. The Republican leaders are cowards and allow this youth punishment to continue without so much as a hearing, subpoenas, or firing of the offending commissioners. They are too busy drafting mattress recycling bills and finding new ways to give your tax and utility bill money away to solar field operators. If you want action and change you need to GET INVOLVED and start a local group (organizer) or attend a local group (volunteer), and hold the spineless at all levels accountable.
I think a good well placed kick would give him an ever better look. Every bumper needs ONE OF THESE.