Safety of which players? The third and fourth line ones who certainly weren't tired?
Safety of the ones that the coaches and the adminstrators and others not you, were responsible for. Obviously, any danger they might have been in of no consequence to you but fortunately it mattered to those put in charge.
Finishing the Game
I really do believe it wouldn't be that difficult to find donated ice time and donated funds to cover insurance.... but that's up to the schools. Guarenteed money maker. Who WOULDN't want to go? News services would be all over it.
Some of the other options for determining a winner, I don't understand their merit? How is who scored first determining the better team (on that day) or someone even posted, pulling the goalies? Why would one team have to pull their strength?
BTW: in all the hub-bub about the NorthVIEW goalie, the other kid did pretty well to.
and, the ice on the lake: still frozen.