First USA Hockey Referee Assignment . . .
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09-20-2011, 02:55 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
I've watched a lot of mite and squirt hockey over the last few years, and most refs are simply put terrible. Not because they make bad calls, but because they will call something a trip and the same thing will happen later and there will be no call, or they will allow a certain amount of contact, then randomly change what they will allow.
Also even though they are squirts, keep control of the game, I saw a ton of pushing matches and 1 kid get thrown to the ground and punched a few times (nothing major) because the refs lost control and let it get too chippy. A lot of kids seemed to take poke repeatedly at the goalies after the whistles and that is what caused most of the fighting at that age.
And don't be afraid to throw parents out if they are a pain.
Oh and take your skate guards off before you go on the ice. I saw a ref forget last year... epic fail
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