Hockey parents must brush up on conduct at rink
Parents of New Brunswick’s youngest hockey players will have to
brush up on their behavior at the rink.
Hockey New Brunswick says the organization plans to introduce an
online course in September. General manager Brian Whitehead says
the course is mandatory for any parent registering children 4 to 8
Whitehead said Tuesday there have been enough instances of
misbehavior that ”we feel we need to educate our parents and give
them an opportunity to see what Hockey New Brunswick expects from
parents when they are in the arena.”
Coaches and volunteers won’t be required to take the course.
Whitehead says parents won’t be charged a fee. In Nova Scotia, a
similar program that began last year cost $12. The program will
cost Hockey New Brunswick about $30,000 annually.