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by Paul on 03/02/07 at 04:21 PM ET
Two University of Regina students are conducting a study on the stress that hockey referees endure that can sometimes include verbal abuse, name-calling, and even physical attacks and death threats.
Kim Dorsch, an educational sports psychologist who’s a co-author of the study, says plenty of studies have been done on hockey players, coaches and even hockey parents, but few on referees.
“Officials are the forgotten person on the ice,” she told Canada AM. “We often forget they’re a person.”
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