- Dec 7, 2015
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- Scarborough, Ontario
If we look at youth registration much of the country it's down big time for hockey and up for soccer does that mean soccer will over take hockey at all levels no it does not.
That is less of a desire not to play hockey than is about cost.
Soccer is cheap and easy to play whereas hockey is notoriously expensive. As my father says, when he was young in the 70s parents could enroll their kids into hockey relatively cheaply. Now it is thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars per year for kids to play hockey (that's just one kid).
Most families cannot afford to have their kids play hockey in any sort of league anymore.