Haven't you paid attention? There are NOT enough refs to cover games. Also, the pay has not stayed true with the economy. If you want a "side hustle" to get a few bucks- skating up and down the ice listening to guys like you in the stands is not worth it for $50-60/ game. BTW- this is not a full time job for most. So, you are getting guys that worked a 40 hour week and then are reffing 12 games on a weekend and repeat again next weekend.... So, no- they probably aren't giving 100% for your Elite child. Just put your feet in a pair of skates for 4 hours while watching TV and see how good that feels.... now- add in keeping up with the 17 year olds... so- keep on b*tchin..... good day!