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02-07-2011, 09:00 PM
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BK - you might want to write to the GM of every pro hockey team in Massachusetts (NHL, AHL) -- a letter -- with an introduction and request for information or ask how they get into the business.

Heck, you might even write to the GM/AD of every NCAA school with a hockey program for the same information.

At worst, you might get ignored. But you might get some information on what to do. At best, you might even get an intern application, or even some hints on scholarships. (Most pro teams that I know with intern programs limit them to college students. But you might be able to do some kind of summer program after you're 16.)

As for getting into college/paying for it, there are a lot of lesser known scholarships and grants. Good grades help. (And you can never go wrong with having good grammar and passionate communication skills.) I know that the Sharks, as part of the larger region, sponsor scholarships for high school students (it's actually one student per major league team in the region; two MLB, two NFL, NBA, NHL; can't recall if MLS also participates).

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