In a season as tight as this one has been in the eastern half of OUA men's hockey, no one should be left to guess that Ottawa has 26 points.
However, that's what you have to do as a fan... can you believe this? It's the second-last weekend of the season and there's an error in the standings on the CIS website.
The Gee-Gees are listed with a 12-11-2 record, but with 25 points, instead of the proper 26 that basic math tells you should have. As best anyone can tell, one of the Gee-Gees' three shootout victories was recorded as a tie when the standings were calculated.
It's not an excuse to point out that software the OUA and CIS are using might not have a way to record shootout results, since it's likely that they use the same program that was designed for use in the NCAA, which doesn't have the shootout. I'm not trying to make anyone look bad, but why wasn't this taken care of before the season? No could have foreseen such a tight race (six teams in the OUA East have between 22 and 27 points), but you have to be prepared.
Please click on the above link; it's an interesting debate within the NCAA about whether it should have shootouts in a such a compact schedule. I didn't even realize that U.S. college hockey still plays 5-on-5 regular-season overtime, whereas most Canadian leagues followed suit after the NHL adopted 4-on-4 in 1999.
Isn't that just like those Americans who want to change everything about hockey, believing that not only is there nothing wrong with a tie? Is there nothing they hold sacred? (Wink.)