Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/28/05 at 07:40 AM ET
Sad, but true: There is now more hooking, holding, obstruction and interference in minor hockey than at the NHL level. And getting rid of it will be a mammoth task, if and when Hockey Canada moves to tackle the issue. Among those who would like to see the crackdown extended to the grassroots level are a significant number of its game officials ... referees and linesmen hearing complaints from fans, coaches and players who think the rules of the game for 11- or 12-year-olds are identical to those of the NHL. The reality, however, is that no crackdown has been ordered below the pro level. In fact, minor hockey officials were instructed to maintain the status quo during their mandatory fall training clinics.
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