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10-16-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Pez68 View Post
Are the couple minutes extra REALLY going to make a difference in the grand scheme of things?
I personally understand the reason for it. If 3-4 games in a row go over their time by say 5-10 mins, then by afternoon the rink might be 15-40 mins behind starting games.
1) Parents might have other kids to get to other rinks for their games.
2) Refs might have to be at other rinks to do other games.
3) No one wants to show up and have 40 extra minutes to sit around and wait.
4) If a late adult league game is scheduled for 11:00pm...and has to start at 11:40, players are going to turn around and go home.

On the other hand, I've been playing and reffing for almost 25 years and I've only seen a few games that were curfewed and those were blow outs with a lot of penalties resulting from the game being one sided.

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