Posts Tagged ‘practice


Three blind mice…

I’ve been a hockey referee for several years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve come to count on, it’s that the pre-season is always a bit of a gong show. Two weeks in a row now, I’ve shown up at the rink for a game that had been canceled, and no one bothered to let the officials association know. Today it happened to be for a game at 7am. I got up at 5:30, was at the rink by 6:20, and when I went to step on the ice at 6:55, watched as only one team hit the ice. Time for a Starbucks trip. It’s going to be a long day.