With the dawning realization that the CHA would no longer be a cakewalk, and with it the end of the automatic automatic national tournament bid, the Lakers’ recruitment strategy has become Britain at the start of World War II, as described by Eddie Izzard:
“Get the tanks!”
“We haven’t got any tanks!”
“Get the ice cream van! Here’s a Mister Whippy for you, you bastard!”
‘Hurst signed a LOT of first-years, and I do think they’ll be rewarded by winning the conference again this year.
*There’s an important ongoing discussion to be had about whether bids are something women’s hockey should continue at all.