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Re: Extra ice before season

Sorry your kid didn't get any summer ice time

Actually played in five tournaments (would have been more if he didn't get hurt) - his choice and skated 2-4 a week. Had fun, worked hard and still had time to be a kid.

I encourage him to put the time in and work hard but it is his choice. None of it has anything to do with his winter program. Strong program but plenty of options outside of it for summer hockey and training.

The best programs for development seem to be in areas where development is priority over games. Sweden, Finland, perhaps Canada to a certain extent. Here the closest thing as a whole is Minnesota.

Encourage your kids, enjoy the journey.