Early Specialization in Youth Hockey
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Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Referee Sessions 2014 - 2015
If your child is will be 13 yrs or older as of Dec 31, 2014 and interested in being a referee in Spruce Grove and Stony Plain for the 2014 - 2015 hockey season, please click here for information regarding information for referee clinics.
Posted on Wed, Jul 23, 2014
To all teams, players, parents:
Just a friendly reminder that as we head into play off season, and as things might be getting more intense during your games,please keep in mind that our officials young and old are doing the best job that they can do. These officials will be working play off games based on merritt, and their development through out the year. As your teams play your games, we realize that things can get heated and very emotional at times. Please be cognizant and remember that abuse towards officials in any form WILL NOT be tolerated. I have encouraged my officials to use the rule book accordingly if this instance should occur.
Abuse, at all levels, continues to be a concern for us moving forward. My hope is that with this little reminder, we can all remember that at the end of the day, we are here for kids to enjoy the sport that they love.
Should you have any questions about this matter my contact info can be found on the minor hockey websites.
Good luck in your play offs
Referee in Chief
Spruce Grove and Stony Plain
Posted on Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Early Sport Specialization
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Posted on Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Verbal abuse of Refs
In reference to the first session held with parents/coaches on respect in the game, please click here for an article regarding verbal abuse that refs deal with
Posted on Thu, Dec 05, 2013