There will always be morons. People who scream at their teenaged kids, guys who climb up the glass like Spider-Man to yell at a rookie referee, women who brawl in the stands. This is a wake-up call not only to those morons, but to the rest of us.
We need to root out elitist volunteers who are endangering the heart and soul of hockey.
We need to outlaw body checking in Peewee, which has been proven to hurt our kids.
We need to improve our effectiveness in combatting concussions and head injuries.
We need to read the rules and regulations from Hockey Canada and understand.
best practices to enforce them for the safety and benefit of our children.
We need to discover and expose the abuse within the system.
We need to stamp out bullying across the system.
If we do nothing, minor hockey is in serious danger.
It is time we stop letting morons dictate what minor hockey looks like for our kids.
"... As I began to walk more quickly, I could see that this father was violently angry. His face was bright red as he screamed, and the veins on his neck were popping. At this point, he put his leg up on the boards - he was a tall man - and he reached up, clinging to the glass. As a superhero (or super-villain) might have done, this irate father had Spider-Manned himself up the side of the glass at the side of the hockey rink, and was now peering over the top edge of the glass, yelling at the top of his lungs at the teenaged officials. He was screaming every name you could possibly imagine at these poor young referees on the ice."