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03-27-2013, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by timekeep View Post
All those regional teams are a cash grab for the provincial hockey associations. The better you do the more you pay, it is a genius system that has parents lined up for their kids to tryout. I really like Team Pacific for U17(i think). They have tryouts with eight teams worth, 4 North and 4 South, in Alberta only. But the players that played U16 for Team Alberta the year before don't have go and save some money. Team Pacific is made up of half AB and half BC. Mostly this team is made up of the players that got the exemptions. Parents are paying up to $1K to try out for maybe one position.

How do you think they operate and pay their staff? That is the only way I can explain why it is so much.
You are right it is a cash grab but ice time is very expensive in the lower mainland with lots of adult leagues that the kids have to compete with.

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