Hardcore hockey parent creates fake website to boost his son's draft position

Mar 21 2019, 5:26 pm

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – hockey parents truly are a different breed.

It’s one thing to be supportive of your child but somehow, someone always finds a way to take it too far.

Take this latest parent, who wanted to “improve” his son’s stats, most likely to boost his ranking in an upcoming draft.

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The parent reached out to Elite Prospects, one of the hockey world’s largest and most renowned resources for player statistics. They’re also a very reputable source for ranking prospects.

The website shared on Twitter that the father purchased a domain and made his very own website, complete with fake stats for his son.

He then proceeded to contact the Elite Prospects and convince them that their statistics were off.

It was creative… but there were a few red flags along the way.

Not only was the domain registered just hours before contacting Elite Prospects, but the parent’s son was the only player in the entire stats section.

Naturally, Elite Prospects took to social media to share the story, also noting that it wasn’t the first time it had happened.

The parent and player stayed anonymous, but that didn’t stop Twitter from having their fun with the incident.