Archive for the Hockey Category

Back in the "good old days" all kids needed for a fun game was a ball and a place to play. They didn't need any fancy equipment and sure didn't stay in hotels for away games. Perhaps that's an exaggeration, but the fact remains that participating in sports has become quite expensive. Hockey is an especially high cost sport because of equipment, rink fees and travel costs. Not just every city has a hockey team and/or ice rink so this makes travel part of the game. Teammates on the Monroe County Eagles Midget Minor AA youth hockey team discovered that the high costs require greater commitment and volunteering for fundraisers. According to the The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
On top of traveling to out-of-town tournaments in Niagara Falls and Pittsburgh, where Mike's team must pay for hotel rooms, meals and the tournament's registration costs, league fees can range between $840 and $950 for travel hockey. Add in paying for ice time, officials and equipment, and it's no wonder Mike's parent's want him at every practice.
Parents find it difficult to foot the entire bill for their child's sports activities. With some students...