National Anthem Banned From High School Hockey Games

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PITTSBURGH -- High school hockey teams in Pennsylvania are being advised to stop playing the National Anthem at games.

The organization that oversees the teams says it takes up too much time and could cost money.

PIHL Commissioner Ed Sam sent out an email to the 183 high school teams in the state.

Sam insists the ban on the National Anthem is purely because of time constraints, not because of any political or anti-patriotic reasons.

However, many people do not think cutting the National Anthem is the best way to save time.

Sam says he's still looking for input on the matter before he makes a final decision.

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