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03-23-2005, 08:52 PM
Canadian Chris
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whats wrong with that? They don't develope.

On ice officials don't just grow on trees. Minor hockey IS for helping to develope officials. Just like Jr. A, and B are for developing officials, and just like how the CHL is a developmental league for officials as well.

I've been on all 3 sides of the equation. I've reffed, and done up to Bantam AAA on the Island and I've played a full season Jr. B with a cup of coffee playing Jr. A. I've also coached...and in the reffing and the coaching, I was went in under the belief that it was 1. to be a learning experience(especially as an official) and 2. To give back to the game.

No ref is perfect. No linesman is perfect and no coach is pefect.

I have no problem with allowing teenagers to work PeeWee and Bantam rep games because you'll gain THAT much more experience. It's just like the players, they gain THAT much more experience being on the ice for those teams than they would playing in a house league.

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