Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 24/4/2014 (763 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Re: Officials scoff at player suspensions (April 23). The latest news of Interlake hockey officials refusing to officiate select games as a result of abuse from players and fans alike has underscored for me once again how we are all missing the real issue here: professional hockey.
While we decry the actions of players and fans who abuse minor-league hockey officials (as we should), we're apparently fine with the abusive behaviour of the ultimate role models -- NHL players and coaches (not to mention the fans).
One need only watch close-up TV shots of irate coaches, players and fans constantly heaping verbal abuse on NHL officials to know where the general population draws its mandate for abuse of officials from.