Short answer, no.
Longer answer, yes, if you get some outside help and are very careful with the money you spend.
Ontario Hockey League players earn a weekly $50 stipend that, after taxes, comes out to around $40 into the players' pocket to buy lunches or entertain themselves. A lot of players also drive, so the money from the stipend immediately goes into their gas tank. Sometimes players are fined for lateness, stepping on the logo in the dressing room or the odd infractions that occur through a hockey season.
In a rigorous experiment conducted for Buzzing the Net, I kept track of my own spending outside of the cost of living, groceries, or adult beverages. Billet families provide food and shelter, and (I'd hope) Canadian Hockey League players generally don't consume adult beverages.
Tallying it all up at the end of the week:
Monday: Five post-workout chocolate bars for the week - $6.87
Tuesday: Lunch, plus mandatory movie night - $18.93
Wednesday: Lunch - $6.88
Thursday: Actually didn't manage to spend anything, somehow.
Friday: Lunch - $5.51.
That all totals up to $38.19, which doesn't include any spending on the weekend or much of an entertainment budget. Apparently many junior teams have a "mandatory" movie night, typically on Tuesday which is the cheap night at most theatres.Read More »from Is it possible to live with the $50-a-week OHL stipend?