A learn to play hockey program has made good on a promise from Town council. The Kapuskasing Minor Hockey Association had asked for a reduction of ice time costs to help out its initiation program. Officials reported to council that the reduction in fees has led to an increase of 68 kids to learn how to play hockey. Mayor Dave Plourde says this is an excellent example of council working with organizations.
“They came to us asking for a reduction in rate,” he said. “We put in there that we would like to see numbers go up if we were going to reduce the rate. We are seeing that increase with more kids playing at a young age due to lower cost.”
Plourde says it’s a huge accomplishment for the KMHA to have a consistent increase in the program that was at one point at just 12 participants. KMHA officials say that the cost reduction is important for maintaining strong participation at the beginner levels.