It never changes...even in h.s. Kids get a lot of minutes and time on the PK and parents get all worked up that the kid isn't on the PP.
So Dr. Phil is the answer to stay in town hockey and not worry about going "to the show?" Heck in our town the town hockey kids don't make it to 'the show' and in fact they don't even make the varsity high school team.
If I could just get all of the parents to agree that we are all keeping our kids in town hockey then it would all be fine. And oh yeah, someone tell the high school coach his teams are going to get steam rolled for the next 5-10 years.
Welcome to the new age of kid's sports.