Middleton High School forfeit boys hockey playoff game due to ineligible student-athlete


MIDDLETON, Wis.– The Middleton High School boys hockey team was forced to forfeit Tuesday’s playoff game after a ineligible student-athlete played, according to a district spokesperson.

A student-athlete was found to not meet Wisconsin Interscholastic Athlete Association’s residency requirement before the start of the 2019-2020 season. At some point during the season, additional information indicated that he did meet the eligibility requirements, but that information was not shared with the WIAA, according to Director of Communications Perry Hibner.

“We are extremely disappointed our boys hockey team had to forfeit its win on Tuesday night and wasn’t able to play in the regional final,’’ Hibner said. “We work extremely hard to make sure the rules are followed. This was not a malicious attempt on the part of the athletic department or boys hockey program to circumvent the rules.”

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is investigating how this happened, according to Hibner.