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03-23-2005, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Van
Aside from that, peewee hockey should be used for developping young officials. Unless there is nobody else to take the games, officials for peewee hockey should be under 20, and certified no higher than Level 2 under HCOP.
I'll have to disagree here.

I don't think the age level should have anything to do with it, but rather level of competition. For instance, I think have teenagers officating in an 'A' league is absolutely ridiculous. Thankfully, we only have _one_ young referee and he is actually very, very accurate with his calls. All the other ones are at least 30 years of age or older.

I think the teenage referees should only do houseleague games as those kids are usually terrible anyhow, and the level of intensity of coaches, players and the audience is significantly lower.

Teenage referees at a rep. level...

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