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Re: TSN will no longer carry NHL games
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 01:38:33 PM »
It's not a bad little city, but if you have kids who want to go somewhere in hockey, then Sarnia is not the place for you.  I've seen politics in minor hockey, but Sarnia takes the cake.  And the officiating is probably the worst I've ever seen.

The high school hockey is great though.

Yeah, hockey isn't the only place where politics can get wacky. City hall can be quite the side-show for such a small-ish place. Still, the relative peace and quiet (as long as you don't live in the downtown area) is pretty nice. I lived in Brights Grove and would go back there anytime. Nothing like walking by the lake after dark in the summer...
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Re: TSN will no longer carry NHL games
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 02:08:31 PM »
Yeah, hockey isn't the only place where politics can get wacky. City hall can be quite the side-show for such a small-ish place. Still, the relative peace and quiet (as long as you don't live in the downtown area) is pretty nice. I lived in Brights Grove and would go back there anytime. Nothing like walking by the lake after dark in the summer...
We're currently on Lakshore.  Downtown is really quiet now.  Been to one Sting game when the 67s came to town, but I really liked watching the Legionnaires. 

Another reason for hockey not being too great here is that they're looking at closing two arenas.  That would leave only 4 ice pads for the entire city and that's no where near enough.  They already charge more than most places for ice time and it costs extra to drill holes into the ice to put down the pegs.  Nets come off a lot.

The Sarnia rep teams play in, what I call the '401 league'.  The closest team you play against is in London, which is over a 200km round trip.  There are closer towns who play in the Shamrock league and I asked one parent why Sarnia doesn't play in that.  He told me that they did for a couple of years, but they kept getting their asses handed to them, so they got out and went back to the London league.  London is going to be tougher next season, because they are only going to have two AA instead of 4, which means their MD (Rep B in Ottawa) teams will be stronger as well.  The house league is a bit of a joke because they only play each other and they don't try to develop their players at all.  Never mind questioning the refs because they'll either throw you out or make fun of your kids.

Sarnia is a nice quiet place to retire to, but I'm glad I'm renting because my son isn't playing hockey here next season.  They only way we stay is if he makes AAA or they release him.  It's too bad because his high school coach keeps asking him if he'll be here next season because they have 10 players graduating and I think he'd be one of two defencemen returning.

Meh...what are you going to do? :smily677:
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