“You have been taking a lot of shots at USA Hockey lately,” a district staffer complained recently. Maybe so, but if USA Hockey spent a little more time enforcing standards, instead of simply printing them, I would have less about USA Hockey to talk about.

One of the most glaring issues surrounding the game is the continued disrespect for on-ice officials. The incident from the North American Hockey League, when El Paso Head Coach Joe Coombs throws a water bottle at a referee, is just another glaring example.

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