You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Hockey Group Wants to Nix National Anthem From High School Games

The group that oversees high school hockey teams says that since singing the National Anthem live at every game takes time, which costs money, the teams should consider omitting the tradition from the games.

The hockey league commissioner sent the letter suggesting skipping the anthem to 183 high schools in central and west Pennsylvania, and it didn't take long before his inbox filled up with responses.

However, the commissioner says the

request wasn't due to a lack of patriotism.

"The National Anthem should not be played only because of time constraints, okay? Ice is very hard to get, okay? And it's not cheap. We're talking 300 dollars an hour sometimes," said Ed Sam, PIHL Commissioner.

However, that reason doesn't hold water for many parents and critics, who say there must be some other way to make up the funds used to keep the tradition alive. "I don't agree with it, I think it's a bad policy," said one frustrated mom.

"I think it's something that should be done as a part of our history, our country," said another critic.

Posted in: 
Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern


While Hollywood sucks up to the president, Dean Cain isn’t afraid to speak out, today on Your World. Plus, Sean Hannity joins the debate for the entire hour on The Five!


Update from the Beltway: Special Report has the latest news from D.C. Then, Charles Krauthammer goes On The Record.


A New York Times columnist says President Obama has a "manhood problem." James Carville responds on The O'Reilly Factor.


Muslims object to a film depicting al Qaeda’s rise to power! The 9/11 museum controversy on The Kelly File. Then, Candace Cameron Bure talks 'Dancing with the Stars' on Hannity.

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

'Outnumbered' Set to Debut on Fox News Channel

They're outspoken, out of the box, outrageous and outstandingly smart! And he is outnumbered. Don't miss the premiere of a new panel show on Fox News Channel, bringing you a refreshing new twist on news. Check out all the details on "Outnumbered," debuting Monday, April 28 at noon ET!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!