The staff here at JuniorHockey.com has come up with a plan to get USA
Hockey's attention and we are going to need all of you to help.
John Vanbiesbrouck and Marc Boxer sit at the head of the table for all
things related to junior hockey for the national governing body of the sport. In
recent history, the general reaction has been to simply ignore uncomfortable
questions that I have asked. What type of uncomfortable questions?
1- What is the policy for enforcement of
operational standards within the three tiers of junior hockey?
2- Who is responsible for such enforcement
and why are there not set sanctions for non-compliance?
3- Why does USA Hockey restrict junior
teams to two imports (four for the United States Hockey League) while Canada
4- Don't you feel that the removal of the
import restriction would eliminate many of the concerns of the Youth Council in
regards to midget age players?
Why does USA Hockey allow drafts and tenders at the Tier III level? It seems
like USA Hockey is hell-bent on eliminating the ability of the player to decide
which situation is best. What if the coach leaves or the team does not deliver
on the endless promises, why is that player not free to simply join another
6- Why has USA Hockey allowed the NA3HL and Superior International Hockey
League to invade Minnesota? Is it now OK for the NA3HL to expand to Montana,
Florida, and New England?
I am very sure that many of you will have a
number of other questions to add to this list. Please add them to the comments
section and I will certainly send this to USA Hockey later this week.
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