Star-spangled banner OK for high school hockey
PIHL commissioner Ed Sam says high school teams often play back-to-back games on rented ice and some anthem performers stretched out the song. This created scheduling delays that prompted some games to be curfewed.
Sometimes, this forced the games to be ended before time ran out. That's why the league wanted to do away with the song before all games.
To remedy that, the league is distributing a one-minute-15-second instrumental version of the anthem to be played before all games.
Critical thinking challenge: How did the PIHL solve the problem of time-consuming performances of the Star-Spangled Banner? Do you think this solution will work? Was it unpatriotic to consider banning the Star-Spangled Banner?
Define these words: remedy, curfewed, unpatriotic
- Posted on November 14, 2012