by SENShobo on 02/24/09 at 10:17 PM ET
From the CP, via TSN,
Former NHL referee-in-chief Bryan Lewis says fighting in hockey is on the way out.
Lewis was part of a Violence in Hockey Symposium staged Tuesday by the Middlesex-London Health Unit, a gathering of hockey officials, coaches, media members and a former professional player at the London Convention Centre.
“I believe the screw is finally being turned,” Lewis said in an interview.
“I think it’s slowly being removed from the game.”
The symposium, attended by 98 coaches, trainers and administrators, sought recommendations leading to a decrease in injuries resulting from gratuitous violence on the ice.”
Read on for some very good points and telling tales. I expect I will be adding to this discussion sometime this week.
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