I can agree with a lot of that Marc.
Maybe we need to change elite hockey?
Not letting 15 year olds go live in other provinces without their own families.
Maybe not letting them skip school because of hockey, half these kids get high school education
because someone else does the work, ( I know this for fact)
At end of day, all these kids are brought up and supervised by adults,
Maybe the way this is done should change?
Walk into any rink in the country this weekend and watch 3-4 games
this translates to grass roots hockey, abuse of officials , racist remarks
I could make a very long list, this starts at Hockey Canada and goes through
provincial programs to local community hockey organizations where even there the
elite teams get first and house players suffer. This is not only a Hockey Canada problem.
its 2022, its time to change the rules from top to bottom, make rules with stiff
penalties for kids, parents, coaches and organizations and most of all if some is
suspected of a crime, to investigate ( not sweep under carpet) regardless of who it is,
if convicted, bans on top of what every the judge gives them should become the norm.
99% of the 550,000 kids play hockey will never play at the pro level,
This has to be about more than who makes it to our favorite past time,
Who makes it to the NHL and gets millions for doing that.
at end of day if we want them to lead by example, we have to Lead by example.