This article was recently posted on the Ontario Minor Hockey Facebook Page and is worth repeating :)
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.
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.