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Old 01 May 2009, 04:27 AM
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Not sure if this belongs here or in NFBSK, but the rumor I heard was that many Canadian families deliberately attempt to conceive in April or May. That way their sons would miss the January birthday cut-off for entering school and be 11 months older than their classmates, giving them an edge to make the hockey teams.
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Old 01 May 2009, 04:41 AM
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Not sure if this belongs here or in NFBSK, but the rumor I heard was that many Canadian families deliberately attempt to conceive in April or May. That way their sons would miss the January birthday cut-off for entering school and be 11 months older than their classmates, giving them an edge to make the hockey teams.
Nah, it's because late April is the short period between when the water thaws and the hordes of mosquitoes come out, so it is the only time Canadians bathe.
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Old 01 May 2009, 12:22 PM
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Not sure if this belongs here or in NFBSK, but the rumor I heard was that many Canadian families deliberately attempt to conceive in April or May. That way their sons would miss the January birthday cut-off for entering school and be 11 months older than their classmates, giving them an edge to make the hockey teams.
Depending on the province, the school cut-off is September 30, not December 31. I've certainly never heard of anyone doing this.

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Nah, it's because late April is the short period between when the water thaws and the hordes of mosquitoes come out, so it is the only time Canadians bathe.
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Old 01 May 2009, 04:56 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me. There are parents here who brag about holding their sons (it's always boys) back a year so they'll be older once they get to playing football.
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Old 01 May 2009, 05:13 PM
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May their offspring be doubly burdened with the X chromosome.
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Old 01 May 2009, 05:48 PM
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Thanks DadOf3, my response would have been much more crass,
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Old 01 May 2009, 06:10 PM
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Most hockey players kids are conceived during late June and early July. With the playoffs and world hockey championships going so late and the training camps being so early, it's the only time that they get home.

He Shoots, He scores! and then it's back on the road.
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Old 01 May 2009, 06:12 PM
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May their offspring be doubly burdened with the X chromosome.
Dude, we rule in women's hockey too. I had the opportunity to play in goal against five members of the women's national hockey team. Scary, very scary.
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Old 01 May 2009, 06:33 PM
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Something about this is mentioned in Outliers. (I haven't read the book, but it's mentioned in a review of the book here.)
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Not sure if this belongs here or in NFBSK, but the rumor I heard was that many Canadian families deliberately attempt to conceive in April or May. That way their sons would miss the January birthday cut-off for entering school and be 11 months older than their classmates, giving them an edge to make the hockey teams.
April and May are play-off season. If a favourite team is doing well, it could set the stage for conceptions...
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