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The Hockey News - Want more kids playing hockey? Stop making it so exclusive
Submitted By Caroline Vallee on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Yes, cost is a significant factor in making hockey accessible to more people, but more focus is also needed on making it less competitive, and less strenuous at the grass-roots level.

It’s great that a luminary such as Mark Messier wants to see more kids playing hockey in Canada, even if it’s part of a greater goal of helping Bauer and Canadian Tire sell more hockey equipment. It might come as a surprise to some people, but the kids who don’t play organized hockey in this country outnumber those who do by a considerable margin. 



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Article by Ken Campbell published May 18, 2017

About Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.
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