Canada’s largest hockey program is about to vote on a new rule banning European players from the league. The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) is expected to pass a rule this month preventing foreign born-and-trained players from registering unless their parents set up residency in Toronto.
This controversial rule carries with it a cloud of uncertainty.
International families, particularly those from Russia have been paying upwards of $30,000 to enroll their sons in private sports schools. Doing so has allowed those children to be eligible to play in the GTHL, world’s largest minor hockey system.
The GTHL has 38,000 players with 37 of them being international players.
Should the GTHL ban international players who don’t move to Canada with a parent/family member?
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