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12-19-2004, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Deaner
Wow, the pay is incredible down there. It is about half that in Calgary. A guy could make a living off of reffing that hockey.
The pay is horrible in all Hockey Canada sanctioned leagues.

I remember when the 2001 Air Canada Cup was here in PG. The referee got $15 and the linesmen got $7.50 each ....and of course all expenses paid if they had to travel. Still take a week off work and that's all you get for a game fee? It's not worth it. I know at that level, we're not supposed to be in it for the money, but the same people who tell us that don't think about how we do make money, and if you reject such an offer as the National Midget Championship, it could ruin your potential career. The only officials who don't have full time jobs are the underage kids living at home, and no 16 year-old official is going to get an invitation to work a national championship.

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