100% agree. It is a joke actually that it is not done. Given the expense of this sport club hockey in particular. That would take care of one issue pretty easily. Other sports have been doing for years.
Woh, woh, woh, slow down. This would destroy an entire sub-culture of elite players who are getting lots of free hockey by "playing up" or as "alternates" on Tier 1 teams. Not to mention all those E9 players with their former club's jerseys getting some free action as well. How are teams supposed to compensate their top players at each age group if everything's on the up & up. It will never happen. No way Elite Dad is gonna shell out $3500 for just 36 games each year.