Why don't you research that on your own and come to your own conclusion? Lots of references that say kids should take extended breaks from certain sports to go play other ones. Your kid should be an athlete, not just a hockey player. As the parent it is your responsibility to moderate. Free country, do as you wish.
IHC - no practice schedule yet
This is pathetic. Hockey orgs act like they are the center of the universe. How the hell are we supposed to plan other activities for the rest of the family and for the kid who happens to be on ‘elite’ hockey team? I want my kid to do more than just hockey - foreign languages, math, science, all of it as extracurricular activities. Gonna move him from freaking ihc to a town team next year. He is not going to nhl, just like 99.9999% of other kids in Mass, he needs to focus on education, not on spending time with morons who can’t string two good sentences together at the age of 10.