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WJC Ref Issues

from the Toronto Star,
Nicholson is due to meet with the tournament directorate today to discuss a number of matters, including the standard of officiating in this year's tournament. His meeting comes in the wake of Canada's 4-0 win over Norway yesterday in which both teams combined for 160 penalty minutes and produced just 19 minutes and 18 seconds of 5-on-5 hockey... So the question remains: is the world junior championship being hijacked by incompetent officiating or are the officials being held to such a rigid standard that they feel the need to call everything? Nicholson hopes to get those answers this morning. One thing making this issue such an important one is the fact that the tournament is being used as the Petri dish for the Winter Olympics in February. By all accounts, the same standard will be applied in Turin when the world's focus will be on the best players in the world.

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