Friday, April 2, 2010

Two Referee System?

Bill Hunt brings the goods in his interesting Friday column "Did you hear?" in today's Daily Gleaner. Some of the UNB hockey related items include the talk of a two-man referee system at the University Cup tournament, and possibly even full-time in the AUS.  Officiating is something fans of all AUS teams share concerns about each season, so maybe it's worth trying?  Let us know what you think.

Also, be sure to check out the comments about Hunter Tremblay.  And still we have a lot of people giving CIS hockey players a hard time for not being committed to school.  We'll argue that CIS hockey players have a lower drop-out rate than the student body at any CIS school.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

any word on where lachlan macintosh will end up next year ?? had a chance a couple years ago but want to finish his degree

Anonymous said...

The only thing worse than one incompetent official is two incompetent officials working the same game. That would be a disaster. Until the standard of officiating improves in the Atlantic Conference and there's an agreement in place to use officials working Quebec Major Junior Games, going with 2 less than competent officials would be a major problem. But I agree with MacDougall in that if they bring that system into the University Cup format, they have to be familiar with it, and that would force their hand. But just imagine certain officials working the same game. I could see games stretching 4 hours in length.

Anonymous said...

How couls you fit one more adult into the rink surface at STU?

Anonymous said...

STU fan site was getting so much "fire the coaches" traffic, that they shut the site down unless you register your name first

Anonymous said...

The site won't get much traffic. People aren't going to be inclined to submit their email accounts or passwords.

Anonymous said...

I think they want a private blog where "Video Guy" and the men's coach, womens coach, and AD can sit there and tell each other how wonderful it is to lose every year. Go Reds

David Kilfoil said...

Last I heard Lachlan was looking to get in UNB's one-year education program for the upcoming academic year.

Eric said...

I can imagine a game with Doyle and O'Shaunessey going 4hrs with 12 penalties per team.

Good for UNB (from a high level) as it would certainly put a lot of pressure on a team to have a good PP and PK (which UNB has). Tough for STU and PEI (league leaders in PMins).

I think the biggest thing is Hunter staying. Having a proven 50+ guy on the team next year and hosting Nationals should make recruiting easier. With 50+ points he would own all almost all of UNB's scoring records.

Add the expereince the freshmen class got (Lee, Shutron, Procyshen, Todd and Culligan), plus support from Layton, Fillier and Seymour and leadership from Kyle. Things look good.

Anonymous said...

With two refs, the battle of the hill would be shooting practice, well it is shooting practice now so I guess it would be Custers last stand games. UNB does not even get a good skate out of those games, which was partly why it was hard to raise the bar for play-offs. If STU joined the High School league and we made up the difference of games with exhibition with maine etc, we would be more prepared to stay tough and pressure games. They took us to overtime, but in the end they were just a last ploace team playing over their heads. UNB needs games that go to the wall for 60 minutes. I think the gate money would improve for those exhibition games also.