If we all play for the love of the game, why does it matter what level of hockey we play?Go to any rink and you’ll see smiling faces of players enjoying themselves on the ice and with their teammates. The competition is still there, no matter the score, and friends are having fun together. It’s not necessarily about winning.Think back and remind yourself about the passion you have for hockey. If AAA hockey didn’t exist, if there was nothing but an empty street and a pile of sticks on a sunny day, would you still play? Of course. Every level of hockey deserves the same amount of respect.
The lessons of community and teamwork that hockey teaches have no borders or know nothing of levels of hockey... It’s important to remember why we play hockey, not what level we play.