Another factor that affects all the parents' decisions about
Minor Hockey is the cost. The present cost for signing a child
up in Minor Hockey is $120.00 for the first child, $100.00 for
the second, $80.00 for the third. That doesn't include the cost
of their hockey equipment.
But Martin Caines, another parent, says the effort is worth
it in the long run because "minor hockey helps children
become stronger and better mentally prepared for life."
Plus, he says hockey keeps the children busier and therefore
keeps them out of trouble.
The community remains very involved in the hockey league,
says parent, Ida Patey.
"Our coaches and referees are very devoted to our children.
If our children are interested in learning hockey, they have
every opportunity to learn," says Patey. "Parents get
out and support our children. They love to have spectators."
Jerry Lavers, the President of Minor Hockey Association, is
excited about this year's season.
"Both my son and I are very excited to see what will
happen this year in our minor hockey, because last year we managed
to capture two gold medals and the female's brought home a bronze,"
He says that "even though the bigger centers started
earlier then us, we should be able to catch them quick enough
with the high caliber of coaches and referees we have in the
So, parents, prepare yourself, because minor hockey has begun.