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Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
anon
Anon
Saw a kid take a full speed cross check to the back of head in rink 4. Kid was taken away by ambulance after lying on the ice for a while. No penalty, no stoppage of play, nothing.
These kids were Squirt aged for Christ sakes, do these refs know how to control a game. There is no place in the game for **** like that, especially from 10 year olds. It was dirty and uncalled for. Hopefully that kid wasn\\\'t hurt to bad and recovers quickly.
Why blame the refs? The coaches and the parents are the one that should be the disciplinarians here. You think a kid that would cross check someone in the head cares about being thrown out of a game. He (and his dad) would probably brag about it.
Why blame the Ref? It's their job to control the game. The whole game was out of control, punches being thrown , kids being boarded in the corners, and from what I watched there was only 2 tripping penalties. The refs start calling the dirty **** from the start, maybe send a kid from each team off and things settle down quick. It's 100% on the Refs and coaches. But the refs are the ones who can set the tone for the game.

And I agree, dad probably gave his kid a high five and $20 spot after the game. It's going to tough when he realizes that his shining moment came as a Squirt and Dad looks at him as a failure the rest of his life.
It is NOT their job to control player behavior. That's the underinformed parent inside speaking. Yes, they need to call serious infractions, and failing to do so can allow a game to get out of control. Yes, they should have probably made all those calls earlier. But it is 100% up to the coaches to control their own players.

Read the USA Hockey Officials manual. An official should be decisive, should call obvious infractions whether they result in injury or not, and should take charge of difficult situations. They are not responsible for player conduct.

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You are wrong, I've been a referee for 27 years. It's absolutely my job to control the game. It's my job to talk to the coaches about keeping their players under control. My job to enforce the rules of the game. A punch is an automatic ejection at the Squirt level, a hit from behind is an automatic ejection. As a ref if I let these things go chaos usually happens. 10 year old kids need to learn proper hitting, when contact is ok and when it's not. If I saw my kid do what this kid did he wouldn't be back on the ice for long long time. It has no place in the game.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
You are wrong, I've been a referee for 27 years. It's absolutely my job to control the game. It's my job to talk to the coaches about keeping their players under control. My job to enforce the rules of the game. A punch is an automatic ejection at the Squirt level, a hit from behind is an automatic ejection. As a ref if I let these things go chaos usually happens. 10 year old kids need to learn proper hitting, when contact is ok and when it's not. If I saw my kid do what this kid did he wouldn't be back on the ice for long long time. It has no place in the game.
You're saying I'm wrong, and then you are agreeing with everything I said?

You said your job is to "talk to the coaches about "keeping their players under control." I said "it is 100% up to the coaches to control their own players."

You said your job is "to enforce the rules of the game." I said "they need to call serious infractions."

You said "if I let these things go chaos usually happens." I said "failing to do so can allow a game to get out of control."

So, we 100% agree, and yet you tell me I'm wrong?

No wonder everyone blames the refs.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
Saw a kid take a full speed cross check to the back of head in rink 4. Kid was taken away by ambulance after lying on the ice for a while. No penalty, no stoppage of play, nothing.
These kids were Squirt aged for Christ sakes, do these refs know how to control a game. There is no place in the game for **** like that, especially from 10 year olds. It was dirty and uncalled for. Hopefully that kid wasn\'t hurt to bad and recovers quickly.
Saw the same incident. Totally unacceptable. Player should be done for the season after a hit like that. Also watched a player jump on top of a goalie and punch him repeatedly in the face on rink 1.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
Anon
Saw a kid take a full speed cross check to the back of head in rink 4. Kid was taken away by ambulance after lying on the ice for a while. No penalty, no stoppage of play, nothing.
These kids were Squirt aged for Christ sakes, do these refs know how to control a game. There is no place in the game for **** like that, especially from 10 year olds. It was dirty and uncalled for. Hopefully that kid wasn\\\'t hurt to bad and recovers quickly.
Saw the same incident. Totally unacceptable. Player should be done for the season after a hit like that. Also watched a player jump on top of a goalie and punch him repeatedly in the face on rink 1.
Peewee Minor Elite. It's a shame to see this type of behavior in hockey. Unfortunately when the coach / parents / program do not address it, it spreads like a cancer.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
Anon
Saw a kid take a full speed cross check to the back of head in rink 4. Kid was taken away by ambulance after lying on the ice for a while. No penalty, no stoppage of play, nothing.
These kids were Squirt aged for Christ sakes, do these refs know how to control a game. There is no place in the game for **** like that, especially from 10 year olds. It was dirty and uncalled for. Hopefully that kid wasn\\\'t hurt to bad and recovers quickly.
Saw the same incident. Totally unacceptable. Player should be done for the season after a hit like that. Also watched a player jump on top of a goalie and punch him repeatedly in the face on rink 1.
Do they have "LiveBarn" at NESC?? If so, then it should be relatively easy for the league to review what happened and to step in and do the right thing here with regard to suspension. Hope the kid is doing better today. This type of behavior has to have consequences in order to send a message to the team, coach, parents...etc...as these actions will not be tolerated. The FED sent out an email to all teams about foul language and such to all the teams stating "ZERO TOLERANCE"...Should have the same tolerance regarding this incident and suspend the kid for a dirty hit to the head. This is a No Brainer.

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For some reason, NESC does not have LiveBarn.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

ANON
Anon
Anon
Saw a kid take a full speed cross check to the back of head in rink 4. Kid was taken away by ambulance after lying on the ice for a while. No penalty, no stoppage of play, nothing.
These kids were Squirt aged for Christ sakes, do these refs know how to control a game. There is no place in the game for **** like that, especially from 10 year olds. It was dirty and uncalled for. Hopefully that kid wasn\\\\\\\'t hurt to bad and recovers quickly.
Saw the same incident. Totally unacceptable. Player should be done for the season after a hit like that. Also watched a player jump on top of a goalie and punch him repeatedly in the face on rink 1.
Do they have "LiveBarn" at NESC?? If so, then it should be relatively easy for the league to review what happened and to step in and do the right thing here with regard to suspension. Hope the kid is doing better today. This type of behavior has to have consequences in order to send a message to the team, coach, parents...etc...as these actions will not be tolerated. The FED sent out an email to all teams about foul language and such to all the teams stating "ZERO TOLERANCE"...Should have the same tolerance regarding this incident and suspend the kid for a dirty hit to the head. This is a No Brainer.
No LiveBarn in rink 4. League won't touch the MMF's. As a Ref I would have probably sent a couple kids off right away. I was watching this waiting for my kids game to start. There was multiple ejection worthy occurrences before the kid from MMF decided to run a kid from behind. And from what I saw , the kid who got the stick to the head was clearly the most skilled kid on the ice.

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Out of curiosity, what level are we talking about? Fed Elite, Tier 1, EMHL?

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Does it matter really. But I think it was Tier 1.

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It was a Squirt Major game in rink 4. Unfortunately the coach of the kid who did the hitting is a complete DB. Knowing how he is, he most likely sent the kid out to do what he did. I hope the parents of the kid who got hit pursue this. It was uncalled for and preventable, Bertuzzi and McSorley were arrested for assault and that's what this was.

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What organization

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MMF was the home team. The other team was from Springfield or Enfield, not really sure. The MMF were definitely the aggressors in this bought.

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**** teams

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
Does it matter really. But I think it was Tier 1.
It was not Tier 1, they had the next game after on R4

Does anyone know if the kid is okay, that's awful.

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It was a Tier 1 game. More than one Tier 1 team. Team from Flames was coached by DW. Would never let my kid play for him. Would rather play for Assabet Valley Patriots than play for DW coached team.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Relax everybody, relax. Take a deep breath...these kinds of things will soon become a common occurrence once your little benders make it to midgets. Then you will see the imbalance between hormones and decision making at it's greatest.

:muscle:

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You are an idiot, these things don't happen at Midgets. The kids who do this type of **** don't make it past town C peewee. Put your kid out there and have some psycho run him from behind right in the head. Then come back and we'll tell you to relax. It's clear you have never played the game at any level.

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This kid should be held in semi-seclusion in Northern Quebec with Andre Poodle Lussier!

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
You are an idiot, these things don't happen at Midgets. The kids who do this type of **** don't make it past town C peewee. Put your kid out there and have some psycho run him from behind right in the head. Then come back and we'll tell you to relax. It's clear you have never played the game at any level.
"these things don't happen at Midgets" Check back on the board when your kid gets there.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
Anon
You are an idiot, these things don\'t happen at Midgets. The kids who do this type of **** don\'t make it past town C peewee. Put your kid out there and have some psycho run him from behind right in the head. Then come back and we\'ll tell you to relax. It\'s clear you have never played the game at any level.
"these things don't happen at Midgets" Check back on the board when your kid gets there.
Oh they don't happen @ midgets? Here you go from Saturday night - high school game:

https://youtu.be/L8e4i12uJ7U Go to 46:19

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
anon
Anon
You are an idiot, these things don\\\'t happen at Midgets. The kids who do this type of **** don\\\'t make it past town C peewee. Put your kid out there and have some psycho run him from behind right in the head. Then come back and we\\\'ll tell you to relax. It\\\'s clear you have never played the game at any level.
\"these things don\'t happen at Midgets\" Check back on the board when your kid gets there.
Oh they don't happen @ midgets? Here you go from Saturday night - high school game:

https://youtu.be/L8e4i12uJ7U Go to 46:19
That's a pretty good one.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
You are an idiot, these things don't happen at Midgets. The kids who do this type of **** don't make it past town C peewee. Put your kid out there and have some psycho run him from behind right in the head. Then come back and we'll tell you to relax. It's clear you have never played the game at any level.
Hahaha, my 17 year old got cross-checked to the neck from behind following a legal, but hard check in a USPHL game a week ago. Refs didn't see it.

Yup, doesn't happen in Midgets.

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Hate to see that stuff. Happens a lot and while the kids and coaches are responsible for their behavior, the ref is responsible for controlling the game. Just check out the Vipers games. But what would you expect from that group of kids when you listen to the trashy parents.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
Hate to see that stuff. Happens a lot and while the kids and coaches are responsible for their behavior, the ref is responsible for controlling the game. Just check out the Vipers games. But what would you expect from that group of kids when you listen to the trashy parents.
Agreed on Vipers parents and we always tell our kids to keep your head on a swivel. Too bad we had to start telling them when they were Mites - V parents are ridiculous and the ones that went from Vipers to Shamrocks are the worst around

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We had a kid on our team this year take a full baseball swing at a kids head and connect. The coach and assist coach tried to fight the 30 day suspension. It was the assistant coaches kid. How foolish is that. They said it was ok because the kid had a helmet on. Watch out who you have coach your kid.

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hope the kid is ok, awful to see kids get hurt. Refs needed to do a better job controlling game...they let it get out of hand, and angry parents/coaches fed into kids' aggression and frustration. Springfield team was getting crushed 9-1 in 2nd and smaller kid took a run at a larger kid, who simply kept going. Smaller kid unfortunately got hurt. He was fully responsive and emt sat him up upon arrival. Too many uninformed comments and opinions. Flames kid did nothing dirty, injuries happen unfortunately, and pray the kid is ok. But typically, the coach of a team getting crushed needs to prevent their own kids from taking matters into their own hands...not the other way around. Think about it.

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There are good refs and then there are the rest. IMO officiating has gone downhill the past few years. Seems the Refs do not want to blow whistle and let a lot go. Which can lead to incidents like the one in this post. Not saying that's what happened here but I have been watching it go one for a while.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anonymous
hope the kid is ok, awful to see kids get hurt. Refs needed to do a better job controlling game...they let it get out of hand, and angry parents/coaches fed into kids' aggression and frustration. Springfield team was getting crushed 9-1 in 2nd and smaller kid took a run at a larger kid, who simply kept going. Smaller kid unfortunately got hurt. He was fully responsive and emt sat him up upon arrival. Too many uninformed comments and opinions. Flames kid did nothing dirty, injuries happen unfortunately, and pray the kid is ok. But typically, the coach of a team getting crushed needs to prevent their own kids from taking matters into their own hands...not the other way around. Think about it.
Kid that got hurt didn't take a run at anyone. He was completely hit from behind by a kid who's team was up big. I watched the whole thing happen. Face off in Flames zone , kid won the face off back to the D, and D threw it down the boards. Kid from Springfield went for it and the Flames kid came from across the ice with his stick up right across the head. It was one of the most cowardly acts I've ever seen at a game. You must be the proud dad of the the kid who took the run. To even try to justify what happened shows where your moral compass is.

I'm ashamed that my kid plays for MMF at this point.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
Hate to see that stuff. Happens a lot and while the kids and coaches are responsible for their behavior, the ref is responsible for controlling the game. Just check out the Vipers games. But what would you expect from that group of kids when you listen to the trashy parents.
Vipers Parents and players are the WORST. At least at the 06 level but from the sounds of it it's just how they run their organization. Love Parents in tier 1 who act like that. That team would be at the bottom of the Elite division. They don't play hockey. Watched one kid carry it end to end to shoot every time they got the puck. Other kids were taught to just tie up the other teams players so this kid could carry it, no passing, dirty checks and hits from behind with the stick. Classless group of Parents and players for sure.

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I think you just need to move on. It's an unhealthy obsession...there are bigger issues to worry about than one year, one organization. Hopefully your kid will make the team you want next season and you can put it all to rest.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
I think you just need to move on. It's an unhealthy obsession...there are bigger issues to worry about than one year, one organization. Hopefully your kid will make the team you want next season and you can put it all to rest.
No you are incorrect, there have been multiple people on this board complaining about the Viper organization, in particular the parents. You can't blame their kids when their parents act inappropriately at games.

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The issue you fail to recognize is these kids play with intensity. When the other team is equally intense there can be conflict. My son's team has played them without incident and they've played them tough on other occasions and it became a physical game. I think they're a good team. When they get pushed, they push back. Don't get mad at them. Every team does it at that age group and older. If the refs are light with the whistles, games will get out of hand. If you think they are playing any more physical or dirty than any other teams, watch the games a little more closely, you're probably missing something.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
The issue you fail to recognize is these kids play with intensity. When the other team is equally intense there can be conflict. My son's team has played them without incident and they've played them tough on other occasions and it became a physical game. I think they're a good team. When they get pushed, they push back. Don't get mad at them. Every team does it at that age group and older. If the refs are light with the whistles, games will get out of hand. If you think they are playing any more physical or dirty than any other teams, watch the games a little more closely, you're probably missing something.
Intensity is one thing, going at kids from behind is dirty. Intensity is a part of every sport, but so isn't fair play. Maybe their coach should teach them how to harness their intensity to coincide with the game. Taking a head shot on a kid from behind isn't intensity in anyone's book. That type of play wouldn't be tolerated on my team ever. And the fact that he went after a kid who had his back to him, wasn't even involved in the previous skirmishes, and was smaller than him speaks volumes about his upbringing and character. Why take on the kid that might kick your ass when you can cheap shot an unsuspecting one. Hockey karma is a mother, I'm sure every kid on that other team remembers his name and number. You know how it goes " boys will be boys "

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Maybe time to play another sport ....

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I'm the mother of the boy this thread is referring to. Where should I put an update so it's seen by everyone on this thread? Maybe make a new one?

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Mom
I'm the mother of the boy this thread is referring to. Where should I put an update so it's seen by everyone on this thread? Maybe make a new one?
Do your kid a favor, and don't. No good will come of it. This isn't a "news outlet."

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I disagree. People would like to know if your son is OK.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
I disagree. People would like to know if your son is OK.
No they don't. People just want to flame. Spare the family the trouble and stop convincing them to post by pretending to care.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
anon
I disagree. People would like to know if your son is OK.
No they don't. People just want to flame. Spare the family the trouble and stop convincing them to post by pretending to care.
Awww, c'mon, it'll be fun! Not like a mom is going to be emotional about their kid being ripped a part in an anonymous internet forum.

Besides, how bad could it get? I mean, an adult knows better than to call a 5 year old a ******* publicly, don't they?

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Mom
I'm the mother of the boy this thread is referring to. Where should I put an update so it's seen by everyone on this thread? Maybe make a new one?
Awww, come on, you took it down. I was waiting to see the responses. Would have loved to get one from the kid's Mom on the other team. Does Dad know you posted?

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Mom
I'm the mother of the boy this thread is referring to. Where should I put an update so it's seen by everyone on this thread? Maybe make a new one?
I hope your son is OK.

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It's an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won't be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF's and learned that the league and MMF's were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF's were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don't assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Mom
It's an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won't be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF's and learned that the league and MMF's were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF's were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don't assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
Are you from Andover? Would make sense.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Mom
It's an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won't be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF's and learned that the league and MMF's were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF's were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don't assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
So here is my question..and I'm glad your Son is OK..were you at the game and did you think this was a dirty hit and do you think your Son's team's team was an instigated it like a previous poster said?

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Mom
It's an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won't be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF's and learned that the league and MMF's were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF's were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don't assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
What?!?

While unfortunate, and while I hope your kid feels better, how is a stick to the head an "unsafe situation" that can be "prevented in the future...if the proper people are aware of the problem?" What bureaucratic or legislative solution are you proposing?

I know, lets send every parent to the rink with their cell phones and tape every game. Every time there's a dirty play, report it to the DCF and require a full investigation. Let's bog down the whole state child welfare process so we can look into a slashing call.

BTW, that "very responsive" response you got? It was their way of placating you while your name is added to the EHF black ball list as "meddlesome parent - do not put son on team."

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
Mom
It\'s an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won\'t be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF\'s and learned that the league and MMF\'s were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF\'s were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don\'t assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
What?!?

While unfortunate, and while I hope your kid feels better, how is a stick to the head an "unsafe situation" that can be "prevented in the future...if the proper people are aware of the problem?" What bureaucratic or legislative solution are you proposing?

I know, lets send every parent to the rink with their cell phones and tape every game. Every time there's a dirty play, report it to the DCF and require a full investigation. Let's bog down the whole state child welfare process so we can look into a slashing call.

BTW, that "very responsive" response you got? It was their way of placating you while your name is added to the EHF black ball list as "meddlesome parent - do not put son on team."
Well, if there are more harsh punishments handed out, coaches may think of controlling their kids and kids may think twice about controlling themselves so they don't miss more games. Not really a bad thing.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

anon
Mom
It\'s an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won\'t be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF\'s and learned that the league and MMF\'s were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF\'s were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don\'t assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
What?!?

While unfortunate, and while I hope your kid feels better, how is a stick to the head an "unsafe situation" that can be "prevented in the future...if the proper people are aware of the problem?" What bureaucratic or legislative solution are you proposing?

I know, lets send every parent to the rink with their cell phones and tape every game. Every time there's a dirty play, report it to the DCF and require a full investigation. Let's bog down the whole state child welfare process so we can look into a slashing call.

BTW, that "very responsive" response you got? It was their way of placating you while your name is added to the EHF black ball list as "meddlesome parent - do not put son on team."
Can we move on to another topic...:racehorse: + :ice_hockey_stick_and_puck:

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anon
Mom
It\'s an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won\'t be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF\'s and learned that the league and MMF\'s were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF\'s were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don\'t assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
What?!?

While unfortunate, and while I hope your kid feels better, how is a stick to the head an "unsafe situation" that can be "prevented in the future...if the proper people are aware of the problem?" What bureaucratic or legislative solution are you proposing?

I know, lets send every parent to the rink with their cell phones and tape every game. Every time there's a dirty play, report it to the DCF and require a full investigation. Let's bog down the whole state child welfare process so we can look into a slashing call.

BTW, that "very responsive" response you got? It was their way of placating you while your name is added to the EHF black ball list as "meddlesome parent - do not put son on team."
Mom: Please forgive "What?!?" guy for his crude response. He is also recovering from a concussion he got when he was a PW.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Here we go. Hope mom is thick skinned. Can't say we didn't warn you.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anonee
anon
Mom
It\\\'s an update but more of a PSA.

He was diagnosed with a concussion, out of school for two days, out of hockey for the week, follow-up at the Pediatrician today, still having headaches, probably won\\\'t be cleared for this week either. He was pretty bummed about watching his team play four games this weekend in NH from the bench. But he understands why.

I reached out to the league, the ref in charge and the MMF\\\'s and learned that the league and MMF\\\'s were not aware of the incident; it was never reported. Another parent had already emailed the RIF and neither one of us received a response. The director of MassConn, the EHF director and director of MMF\\\'s were very responsive once I submitted my report. I urge everyone; coaches, parents, etc to report unsafe situations. Don\\\'t assume it has already been reported. Situations such as this can be prevented in the future but only if the proper people are aware of the problem.

I want to thank everyone who documented what happened on this forum. And thank you for your concern.
What?!?

While unfortunate, and while I hope your kid feels better, how is a stick to the head an \"unsafe situation\" that can be \"prevented in the future...if the proper people are aware of the problem?\" What bureaucratic or legislative solution are you proposing?

I know, lets send every parent to the rink with their cell phones and tape every game. Every time there\'s a dirty play, report it to the DCF and require a full investigation. Let\'s bog down the whole state child welfare process so we can look into a slashing call.

BTW, that \"very responsive\" response you got? It was their way of placating you while your name is added to the EHF black ball list as \"meddlesome parent - do not put son on team.\"
Mom: Please forgive "What?!?" guy for his crude response. He is also recovering from a concussion he got when he was a PW.
You're right, I've reconsidered. I am all in favor of a legislated response to violence in youth sports. That's why we pay taxes. Offending kids should be removed from the ice in irons, I mean handcuffs and stand trial.

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

#Martha..

Re: Horrible scene at NESC

Anon
#Martha..
I love it that Mom thinks if you ***** to the right people they will step in and put an end to stick-swinging. #pollyanna