Ask the Ref (Rec Hockey) Thread
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02-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Great thread. Can you please help clarify the action of hitting the puck with your stick as the is "in flight" At what point is it off limits to swat down - waist high?
Also, two observations. First, things do seem to go much better when we crack a joke with the ref early on. It turns the tables from being good guys vs bad guys to “a bunch of guys getting out of the house and getting exercise”. Some refs made some funny crack at our guys and the opposing team when they are camped out on the blue line. Make it’s a much more personable time.
Second observation , I have no clue how you guys can keep track of assists. I guess reff’ing is not for the ADD crowd since I would be wondering about things like my weekend plans, when I plan to get my oil changed, ect and would be freaked out when a goal was scored since I was spaced out.
My last team would even skate over to the reffs at the end of the game and tell them they did a good job. Granted we won most of our games and were in good spirits, but I still though it was pretty classy.
If you aren't near the net, shoulders are a pretty good bet for hitting the puck out of the air. Anything close to chest or above could be whistled down depending on where both refs are, and their angle of view. Near the net it is crossbar.
Assists are one of the ways I keep in the game, keeps me sharp. Almost like I am doing a play by play in my head to ensure the accuracy.
"Ok, here we go, puck off the tender. #17 white picked it up. Chipped it out, bounced off of #12 blue but over to #9 white, #17 still good, #9 white skates in , pass to #10 white...scores." Skate to blueline and wait for partner...parnter says.."9 from 10?"..."Yes, plus #17 on the back."..."Gotcha."
Some guys are really good, but some of the best refs in some areas are the worst on scoring. I try to be good in every aspect. Guys work hard for their points, and they all look at the scoresheet.
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