Found August 02, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
You always hear that ice hockey runs through the veins of every Canadian it's the national sport and you half expect that every Canadian you meet will be missing a front tooth or have some cool scar to show you from their puck days. Maybe things are a changing. A recent survey commissioned by Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey resulted in a rather astonishing finding: 90 percent of Canadian families are choosing not to have their kids play hockey. Of the 875 families surveyed in Ontario and Nova Scotia the top reasons they gave were that it's not fun too time consuming then concerns over safety finally followed by it being too expensive. With images of kids skating on backyard rinks or on the local ponds in most people's consciousness it's an eye-opener especially for Mark Messier (via Sportsnet). "I think it comes to a shock to everybody" he said. "We like to consider ourselves at the top of the pyramid in hockey around the world and if we're going...
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