There are too many clubs and too many rinks within ear shot of one another. While rinks do not make any money, the clubs do, hand over fist. This isn't youth hockey from 15 years ago, it is a dog eat dog business venture where all of them compete for the same local players, all of them trying their best to convince the parents their program is better. This particular thread is a perfect example of what the youth hockey business has devolved into. Problem is the majority of the parents are too stupid to realize the clubs don't give a shit about the kids, it's all about the club bank account.