Re: TORHS Winter Cup comment
I don't want to totally belittle TORHS with my comments, because they do so many great things that I really feel set the standard for tournament series, however I agree that they have a serious problem with officiating.
The problem however, isn't one of the referees themselves, it is the style of play that TORHS endorses. I believe they need to hold their refs accountable to call more penalties. NARCh is certainly physical in nature, but the normal high sticking, cross checks, and hooks are told to be called. I saw an open rink hit during the Mudcats - Snipers game that made my bones hurt. No Call, but then again was anything called? The talk at Sportsplex the past three days has not focused on the wonderful things TORHS does, but only about how violent games were. Is this the reputation TORHS wants?
I suggest that TORHS take a long hard look at their philosophy, but then again if we continue to show up and pay them their $495 then what power do we have and will they really care?
TORHS is still not NARCh, let face it.
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