Even though they don’t receive much glory on television after the MasterCard Memorial Cup is won, it's a scout's keen eye for talent and their passion for the game that wins championships in the Canadian Hockey League.
These scouts aren’t raking in the dough for their countless hours spent in the rinks, though. They don’t even earn enough to make a decent living. Their scouting gigs are ultimately a second job with a part-time-like salary. Many of them, however, don’t view scouting as a way to bring in extra income. To them, scouting is a hobby and the cheques are a bonus.
“I don’t think anyone scouts for the money,” says Thomas Miller, who recently accepted a scouting position with the Spokane Chiefs after spending roughly five years with the Portland Winterhawks. “Junior hockey scouts pursued their scouting positions because they love the game and want to be a part of it. I think most hockey fans want to be a part of building a team. It’s fun to spot a player and see him go ontoRead More »from Juggling lifestyle comes with the territory for CHL scouts