For those of you who live amongst society (read: non-bloggers), you know that the world is getting a little strapped for money. Literally everywhere. Globally, we’re in the worst economic situation since the 1930s according to a bevvy of economists. Locally — wherever that may be for you — many people are struggling, still, to grasp the situation, let alone cope with it.
My “world is falling” lede isn’t meant to send you spiraling into a deep depression, but rather to contextualize a much less important issue in the grand scheme of life. In Canada, hockey enrollment has been steadily declining for several years now. In fact, according to a story from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, just 10% of Canadian males between the ages of five and 19 are signed up to play hockey.
That’s a rather small number and no matter how some may try to spin it, the reason behind it is hockey is just getting too expensive for 90% of households.
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