Stouffville is a hockey town. Those were the words shared with me, when I moved to Stouffville six years ago. At the time, my oldest had just finished a stellar season of Tim Bit hockey in Halifax, having played on the same ice surface as Sidney Crosby in Dartmouth, N.S.

My son thoroughly enjoyed his first season of tyke hockey in Stouffville but I was not prepared for rep team tryouts that followed shortly after the season was over.