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  1. diceman934

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    Boy....we're did you get the information that you posted....there is no requirement at all to obtain sponsorship corporate or otherwise...

    Did you ever look on the back on their jerseys.....no names at all,...only the Jr team has the players names on them as it is a league mandated rule.

    There are also no sponsorship names on their jerseys....they have no team sponsors....the hounds logo on the front and the players numbering the back....that is it.

    The individuals who attend Notre Dame are not treated as privileged individuals....in fact most are not from privileged homes....most are from the working class like everyone. The students clean the dorms, work in the kitchen and clean and help in other areas campus....they do not get paid and all students are required to complete the same amount of time. What makes this environment different is that most all students are there for athletics which makes it a highly competitive environment..there is virtually nothing to do but school, hockey (sports) and workout or play competitive games...no shopping malls, no parties, etc. That is what makes ND what it is.
     
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    Pay to play....All players should play in all situations...

    As soon as they are not paying to play the ice time will then be earned.

    I have never understood the coaches who does not follow the above....minor hockey is a recreational activity at every level and when the parents pay they should expect their child to play a similar amount as the next child....it is called development....you select them you play them..

    I have always followed this philosophy and found that the environment on the team remains positive and the team performs better as a result.

    I was not given a coaching job as a result of me admitting this to a convener this past year...no child on the team, a great hockey resume and only parents selected to coach....this is what is wrong with minor hockey in Canada....far to many grand dreams living through their child.
     
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    pro hockey first and second liners are also the majority of you PP and PK
     
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    I am glad to see that someone else has the same background knowledge on what ND is and what all pertains to this prep school.:handclap::yo:
     
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    Perhaps then I need clarification on the following information I got directly off the ND web page:

    " Please Note: Families receiving financial aid will be required to participate in the College’s Match Play Program. The Match Play Program seeks out private and corporate sources who donate funds which are distributed to individual students receiving assistance."

    Located under Fee Schedules tab- financial aid information.... How is one supposed to interpret this? Anyone??
     
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    "Sources" and "donate" seem explicitly clear to me. Someone provide insight on the match play program because to me it looks like an obligation to seek out funds.
     
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    The match play program....."the College’s Match Play Program. The Match Play Program seeks out private and corporate sources who donate funds which are distributed to individual students receiving assistance." I think it is self explanatory....the program seeks out the money from private and corporate sponsors....as it states.

    Your post was very misleading and factually wrong. The only requirement of the person in the match play program is that the student writes one letter of thanks to the match sponsor....that is it.
     
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    Diceman
    For your information the red binder includes 2 cd's, student app form, student health info, medical form, principal recommendation, english an math recommendation, activity form, fee schedule, fridge magnets, and so on! Financial aid program sheet states....Please note. Families receiving financial aid will be required to participate in the college match play program. The math play program seeks out private and corporate source who donate funds which are distributed to individual students receiving assistance. THE END! What part of seeking out funds don't you get, or donate funds, or participate in this program. Sorry that I read this and don't quite get it the same as you, but thats pretty straight forward....and furthermore if you are looking for a scholastic or athletic scholarship you still need to go through this program(apple). I am in no way bashing ND....great place to be just has turned awfully political for my liking.
     
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    BLA BLA BLA!!! Change the subject. If you have not gone there or do not intend on going there or do not plan on sending your child there. Don't comment! Unless you know 100% whats it all about.:shakehead
     
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    That's the point your missing....our intent was to send our kid there, took the folder, read the info, was excited about the whole thing until we applied to apple financial and decided against it. Totally evasive questions, about rec vehicles and vacations, let alone income statements that need to be sent to a individual in Ontario?? Why? So that this company can make a recommendation about my kid to ND, the staff there knows who they want, let them decide instead of the political BS that needs to take place....or otherwise I guess just pay the 27k which we don't want to do. Bursaries were available, only under the condition that you apply through apple. Why should I give info that has no relevance to my kid receiving a bursary to some pencil pusher in another province? This is the "only thing" that rips me about ND, so your experience being great....good for you, ours wasn't. So elite and as great as it may be its not for our guy, I'm happy your kid is having such a great experience down there. Hope things turn out for him.
     
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    I don't quite understand the assumption we know nothing about this. NAH seems to know exactly what it was about and I was directly quoting the web site. So you are right, let's drop it and move on... Clearly there is fund seeking. Sponsorship is sought out, not me who's saying it, they are and it appears to be in the enrolment package to. In fact NAH brings up more concerns. Why the inquisition into personal finances from a third party and who is the third party affiliated to? My problem where this went is in the assumption that I had not done research into this. Which I had. When I post something it's genuine. End of story. People keep commenting on how no funding is sought... Well it is already! In fact I actually am not done with it. I will speak with a current player from the school and get back to everyone. In detail.
     
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    I love how much backlash there was when we were discussing the future structure of bantam hockey in the province, and now the same people doing the complaining at that time have spent 2 pages arguing over a tiny little sliver.
     
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    Top 26 Under 16 Sask Team

    See link: http://www.sha.sk.ca/images/athlete_development/2013-2014/Top_26.pdf

    I have seen all these kids play. Very good squad! But a bit of a surprise that there are no Regina kids as they were strong in the 98 age group!!

    And again I say to ND, keep up the good work. Saskatchewan needs this kind of program not just for Bantam AA,AAA level hockey but for all levels of hockey. Gives the people of Saskatchewan an option to send their child to a top notch hockey development program, where education is prioritised in an all hockey all the time environment.

    Great for the economy, great for our culture, great for the kids that attend.

    No, I do not have a child who has ever attended this institution for various reasons, but I love the fact that if this program was a good fit for my childs life I have theat option available.

    Nine kids that attended ND last year are in the top 26(35%).
     
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    Also a bit surprised no Regina kids. I respectfully disagree that Notre Dame should take much credit for the kids on this list. Those kids would have been there anyways. Credit should be given to the coaches that truly developed those kids for the 9 years leading up to Notre Dame. Food for thought.
     
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    Coming from you and your past posts I'll take that comment very lightly!
     
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    What was your problem with my last post?
     
  24. dickiedunnwrotethis

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    Yorkton minor hockey might disagree. Seriously - I feel bad for them. After years of mediocrity, they're potentially on the cusp of a truly special season and their program gets decimated. With friends like these who needs enemies?

    So sorry, but Saskatchewan doesn't need this program. Notre Dame has every right to accept or recruit any player they want, but let's not pretend they're doing Sask minor hockey any favors. If they were to disappear - as I suspect a number of programs down south might secretly wish - I'm fairly confident our minor hockey system would continue to chug along just fine.
     
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    Dont Worry About Yorkton!!

    Yorkton will still be one of the top Bantam AA teams in the province this year. Where they hurt yes but not decimated. As I have seen many times in your posts you want more people to be allowed to play AA calibre hockey. Yorkton probably has 10 more kids in this age group that could play on any other AA team in SK. All this does is give 3 or four more kids a chance to play AA hockey.

    I think its important that we don't become a society that feels what is good for all should be good for everybody. That is a communist way of thinking. People should have options. One of the beauties of the Canadian hockey mentality is we want a system that creates the best hockey players in the world. Hockey Canadas mandate is to foster this in our hockey system. Hockey academies foster this mentality.

    The Americans are becoming one of the up and coming hockey powers of the world!
    What kind of system do they have? Its all about the money and personally I have no problem with this because it is this mentality that in the end generates economic power which is good for all.
     
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