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The point is that tournaments were always Sat-Mon of a long weekend. Now they are starting Friday morning which means travel on a Thursday. The only one's this benefits are the tournament directors and the local hotels. Some schools give out 0's for unexcused absences in middle and high school. Like I said, I reserve the right to pull him for a big game, but weekend money grab tournaments in September don't cut it.
You are right, Hockey isn't always about playing hockey its always about lining someone else's pockets.