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Minor hockey about more than cost

I am writing about Ken Campbell’s “In the Slot” article featured in the September 7 edition of THN.

While minor hockey can be very expensive, there are gains involved that are worth far more than the money spent to play. Young players meet a lot of friends and learn valuable life lessons through hockey. My parents spent a good chunk of money on my minor hockey career and they wouldn’t change anything.

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Where would the NHL be today if Jarome Iginla’s or Vincent Lecavalier’s parents had invested their money into lottery tickets rather than their son’s hockey career?

Kyle Fontaine, Humboldt, Sask.