Your "I Hate the Ref" Moments
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01-25-2010, 01:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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Playing minor league Midget rep and when you could still fight there. No birdcages or visors either.
I had a serious rep as a fighter. There was a scrum I skated into and the refs/linesmen were already there. I dropped my gloves, squared off with a guy and both linesmen grabbed me and left the other guy untouched. Both guys had my arms pinned and I took a shot right to the nose and suffered the only bleeding nose of my life.
How long ago was that?
I know Hockey Canada made it mandatory in like 1980 for all registered participants, my area made it mandatory around '72 or '73ish. (birdies only, visors are not allowed in midget, even midgets in Jr (affiliates) have to wear full face)
Oh, you can still fight in midget, you will just have to suck up the ejection and 1 game suspension. I think these days you can fight up to 6 times before you sit for the season.
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