The Future of Hockey in the Southeast
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06-13-2011, 10:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Triangle
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Kids need to be able to grab a ball and bat, or skates and a stick and go outside to play.
If you'll recall my previous post, I played hockey frequently in North Carolina a time when there were no pro teams in the state. It was simple -- in gym class they gave us plastic sticks and a tennis ball, and set us loose.
I still remember the time in 3rd grade when a girl got a front tooth knocked out
It's never made any sense to me why some people think this sport is completely "foreign" in the south. Pretty much every kid, everywhere, is exposed to hockey at some point in time. For cryin' out loud, it's on primetime network television as I type this. Could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure we get NBC down here.
Soccer is the worlds #1 sport but it's not getting the foothold in the US market one would expect in a pro-league even with kids playing soccer all over the US and Canada.
Doesn't this pretty much destroy your entire standpoint re: youth participation -> fanbase?
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