Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/25/11 at 07:20 PM ET
from Morgan Ian Adams of the Enterprise-Bulletin,
The men who patrol North America’s pro ice rinks will be back in the area in September to gear up for the upcoming NHL season.
This is the fifth year the National Hockey League’s officiating staff have held their training camp in The Blue Mountains, and according to referee Stephen Walkom, the trip north has proven to be a rewarding and refreshing experience for the men who keep order on North America’s professional ice rinks.
“A lot of the guys had never been up there, and the first time, it was a real surprise for everybody,” he said. “Training camp, at one time, was something we all dreaded.
“But now we look forward to getting on the bus (to come north) to get ready for the season,” he said. “It’s about team building and learning, and it gets us in the right mode for the season.”
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