• hockey Nov 20, 2021

    Mass. Hockey Launches New System to Report Abuse by Parents, Other Spectators

    In an effort to address issues of what they consider unacceptable parent and spectator conduct directed at officials and players, Massachusetts Hockey said they have created a new reporting system. The online reporting system will allow people to report violations by parents and spectators as part of the organization’s zero-tolerance policy. The action comes after a brawl in Tewskbury...

  • mass hockey Oct 6, 2021

    Abuse of Youth Hockey Refs Contributing to Major Shortage

    A viral video from 2020 in Kingston shows a youth hockey coach assaulting a referee during a game. Now Mass Hockey says some games are going to be cancelled because of a major referee shortage that’s due in part to the abuse of these refs.

  • hockey Oct 6, 2021

    Unruly Parent Behavior Leads to Youth Hockey Referee Shortage in Mass.

    Massachusetts youth hockey officials say they are facing a severe referee shortage due in large part to unruly behavior by parents, coaches and players at games. Massachusetts Hockey, the governing body of youth hockey in the state, said this week that “a large number of referees” have either not returned this season or left since the season started. The organization…

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