According to Fox News reporter
Todd Starnes, nearly 200 high school hockey teams in
are recommending the National Anthem not be played or sung or whatever it is,"
Ed Sam, commissioner of the
Schools were notified of the directive in an email from the PIHL. He said teams are only allotted a certain amount of time to play matches.
Sam also said it had to do with economics. He said ice time is quite expensive and the national anthem eats into the clock.
Thousands of dollars are spent on equipment, uniforms, officials and facilities for a single ice hockey game. The National Anthem takes between 1:14 and 1:32 to perform. That is an average of $7.00 to conduct the total song. Mr. Sam believes this is just too much to spend on promoting patriotism and love of country to American students and families.Do you agree with Commissioner Ed Sam?