Let the speculation begin...
The big news of the day was Proviso West's announcement that next year's holiday tournament would feature 32 teams. That's simultaneous action on two courts (the second would be in the fieldhouse). So far I've heard some mixed reaction to the super huge holiday tournament idea. I haven't made up my mind yet, gonna think about it for awhile.
The press release also mentioned that a lot of the teams had already committed. I haven't heard any names yet, but will certainly start asking around.
Matt Harness broke the news today of Andrew McAuliffe's injury. That's a rough blow for a Glenbrook North team that was surpassing expectations early in the season. Here's the story on that.
The new kid
There's a new holiday tournament in town, Hinsdale South. Pairings were released today. Metea Valley, Brother Rice, Schaumburg and Minooka were the top four seed.
Nazareth vs. Brother Rice, 8:30 a.m.
Lake Forest vs. Highland Park, 10 a.m.
Wheaton North vs. Stagg, 11:45 a.m.
Glenbrook South vs. Schaumburg, 1:15
Downers North vs. Minooka, 3
Sandburg vs. Providence, 4:30
Eisenhower vs. Metea Valley, 6:15
Rolling Meadows vs. Hinsdale South, 7:45
We are working on all the holiday tournament brackets now and will have them up and ready to go on the site as soon as possible.
Tuesday's best games
I'll be seeing Curie at Hyde Park. I was very impressed by Hyde Park last week, and to be honest I think Curie is a bit overrated right now. They have talent, but I just don't believe in them as top-flight team right now. They can prove me wrong tonight.
Burlington Central at Elgin would also be a good bet. I'll be checking Elgin out on Friday.