A hockey coach from Sagkeeng First Nation has been charged with uttering threats to assault two teenage referees at a game involving ten-year-old hockey players in Ste. Anne in November.
The coach was arrested by Powerview RCMP.
The two refs were a 16-year-old male and 17-year-old male.
Now, this is an incident that obviously got WAY out of hand.
But on a regular basis, Hockey refs have to put up with a lot of yelling from coaches, players, fans and parents. Are we harder on hockey refs than in other sports?
We talked with Riley Kielich, he’s been reffing for many years and has some stories to share with us and insight on how we can share our opinion on a referee's call without crossing the line.