You're pretty much right on....sadly.
if this is the sh$t that happens at your kids school, why the hell would you want him playing on that team anyway? Even if he is not one of the benders trying to make an impression.
Clearly you are not involved in hockey these days. Many places Ice cost is closer to $300/hr and any quality boosters group will put this together for the kids and yes make a few hundred dollars on it. Then the few hundred goes right back into the program by way of workout clothes, sweatshirts, water bottles, whatever the program needs that the school does not fund. Moron