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07-10-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
In most Canadian hockey jurisdictions there are foundations, community groups - Optimist, Kiwanis, etc that get involved so it is very rare that a youngster will be refused. Exceptions would be youngsters with parents who feel they are entitled to a "free ride".
Yes it really is a matter of priorities. The US as much dotted with baseball parks, football fields, hoops setup's which in many cases replicate, similar to what you'll find with hockey in Canada, just different sports. As for "free riders", ya, sure enough. You'll get that with with parents who think Little Bobby is entitled to the full free-ride because he's just so gosh darn talented, while at the other end of the spectrum and rare, some at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, professional welfare cases demanding same.

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