Thread: Refereeing Tips
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11-14-2007, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
If you've been playing long enough, you should know where the officials are on the ice. I'm speaking more as a linesman because I line more than I ref, but there is little excuse for hitting an official with the puck.

When I see it coming, I make sure I give a loud "heads up!", I give the player room behind me to put it along the boards, and he has the entire width of the ice in front of me. If that puck hits me, it's the player's fault, not mine. If the shot is hard enough or anywhere near my head, that player is going to get an earful.
Yeah but not in instances where you just want to get the puck out in a hurry. At least twice last week the guy goes and rims the puck around the glass from behind the net and the ref is totally oblivious as to what is going on and it just hits him out near the blueline.

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