Youth Hockey Site Rethinks Ranking Teams of Children

MYHockey Rankings will no longer rate 11-and-under teams in the United States and Canada, its founder said, describing the practice as potentially harmful.

A website that has shaped youth hockey in the United States and Canada in part by ranking thousands of teams across both countries on a weekly basis has announced that it will stop the practice at the youngest levels of competition.

Neil Lodin, the founder of MYHockey Rankings, said on its website on Wednesday that the platform would no longer assign a numerical rank to teams of children under 12, explaining that rankings contributed to an unhealthy approach to the game by adults.

“Youth sports have become a rat

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