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Parents Not Welcome

Referring to his time in junior hockey, specifically about his time with the Swift Current Broncos, Peter Soberlak made a statement in Sheldon Kennedy’s documentary “Swift Current” that reminded us of the lack of input we have as parents when we allow our teenage sons to play junior hockey away from home.

As your player graduates from minor to junior hockey — and it doesn’t matter if it is Major Junior, or Junior A Tier II —consider Soberlak’s statement.

The sentiment is as true today as it was during his time on the ice.

“I remember, you know, when we were 15, or 16, your parents are almost dying for their kids to be recognized and taken under these people’s guidance, and all of a sudden, as soon as you enter that world, your parents, or people that care for you, they’re no longer welcome.”

— Peter Soberlak

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