Report: High school hockey league bans national anthem to save money

Posted at 12:41 PM, Nov 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-13 12:45:21-05

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A high school hockey league in Pennsylvania is under fire – because it wants to stop singing the national anthem at hockey games.

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The league commissioner says it’s because ice time is so expensive and it will keep the games running on time.

Right now, once the ice time is up – the game has to stop – even if it’s not finished.

Recently, singing of the national anthem has taken away from the playing time.

Some suggest using a pre-recorded standardized minute and a half version for all games. 

Do you think lack of funding is a good reason to drop the national anthem from games?