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On the Cape this weekend (Yes, I Know). Not going to mention names, but you can guess.
Our son 06 had a game in Hyannis, never skated there before. Nice facility.
Seated in bleachers before the game the referees come out onto the ice. We hear a parent same oh no! They said I guess the referee's name.
Good game both teams back and forth. During the game one of the young referees was hanging around the home teams bench. Getting hugs and pats on the back by one of the bench Coaches. They were laughing with each other, obviously they knew each other.
Again good game by both teams, now it is about five minutes left in the game. Our son's team is winning 3-1. During one of the off sides in front of the home teams bench. The bench Coach who was operating a door wearing a watch cap called the young referee over and said something.
Now here it comes, the young referee starts calling penalties on our son's team. We basically played the last 5 minutes shorthanded sometimes 2 players down. The home team pulled the goalie and score with around 1 minute left. The puck gets dropped then another penalty. Shorthanded with less than 1 minute left. Now the Bench Coach starts yelling at the kids.The final was 3-2 good game.
Went out into the lobby and talked with some of our families and a Dad from the other team. Close game the usual, then he enlightened us that the young referee works for the home organization. The Dad said the referee works in the Pro-Shop selling the Organization gear, sharpening skates and he thought he did scheduling for the organization.
We won but it was tough near the game of the game. Everyone has read the posts and when you are under a microscope like this organization. Why would you make it look so obvious or having a hint of basis? I understand there maybe some connection at sometimes between an organization and a referee. But, the referee is on the payroll literally.
Ethical? If you are trying to avoid drama or questions do not make it so blatantly obvious. Should a young referee be scheduled to do games for an organization he works, bad for both sides.
It's a youth hockey game not a presidential election. Relax and enjoy; in a few short years you'll be watching the kid get run over in high school hockey. 'When the hittin' starts!'
"We won but it was tough near the game of the game."
'We?' Remember your role - You are a wallet, a taxi, a cheerleader, and the keeper of the gear.
What do 11 year olds have to do with HS and Prep hockey?
You failed to mention whether the penalties were in fact penalties. Maybe your kid's team's collective sphincters tightened up, and all of a sudden they stopped skating and resorted to tripping, hooking, slashing and holding.
In case you aren't aware, there's a pretty significant shortage of referees, in large part because of entitled parents like you that are raising entitled kids. In a geography like the Cape, it's probably worse - why would a referee drive all that way to be screamed at by lunatic parents in a recreational hockey game? They can work closer to home and be screamed at by lunatic parents in a recreational hockey game.
The whole thing is your fault. You want everything to be exactly as you think it should be. Re-examine your own personal priorities. Form a parents' support group with a professional facilitator. You can collectively discuss the anguish of recreational youth sports. Maybe there's a 12 step program for parents?
Then you can all go to brunch.
Glad to see WN, DH, Slaughter and the 20 something kid referee are up so early!
Wow, even your own team parents are ratting you out.
They too must be real happy with your antics. They seem tired of you guys not even Thanksgiving.
I think you are right. No more responses after that. How did you predict that. It was clear the referee gave his point, DH his, WN his and the Sgt. his point.
Wow calling people entitled, whining, tough guy "when your kid starts getting hit"! It is the parents fault? Yes one mistake. Playing for this organization or disorganization. Yup, that falls right into their MO. Face the facts, you individuals do not have a clue. Enjoy being the tough guys on the peninsula for a year. Someone else will move in or the little Cape Skaters will go back to the towns. I forgot, maybe people will drive over one of those two scary bridges. One not living up to name recognition, the owner his friends and a employee.
Made for TV soap opera.
Put down the bottle. I saw on the news today that this morning is Monday.
Yes you are correct it is Monday. I glad you awoke from your weekend haze from behind the bench or cheering on Junior on the other side of the Bridges. They do say there is an alcohol and opiate addiction problem on the Peninsula during the off season. These Cape posts explains it.
In your condition I'd just stay off of "those two scary bridges" until maybe later in your detox period.
Те, кто голосуют, ничего не решают. Те, кто считает голоса, решают все ». - Иосиф Сталин
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Why is this on the HS board. 06 is 5th grade
The 06s are stacked!
Actually this young adult referee that refs seems to be their go to official. Not only does he wear the Seahawks logo on the helmet, somehow he is a High School official as well. High school teams will see it when they cross those two scary bridges. Another coach in the system would call him over and then all of a sudden momentum changed. This just doesn't seem to be a one time occurrence.