Re: Why is high school hockey in Massachusetts dying off?
Yeah its too bad, lots of kids choosing to go 1 sport route. I can see if your getting invites to top level competition etc and you have a chance to go D1, then it makes sense. Everyone else should be encouraged to do multi sports. Too many coaches, parents and kids believe 1 sport with year round focus is better, that should only apply to a select few.
If hockey is your focus, I think you should do a spring sport, cross/weight train Mar-Nov, get on the ice June-Mar. Maybe a once a week skills in the spring.