Journey to the Stripes

I like how the first objective of every IIHF program at every level is “have fun”. Also, this is something that hits me on the ref handbook: create a social environment. When I first started skating, unker B once told me - the rink is a skater’s...

Me: uh, i can’t see anything.. how uh? Hans: try tilting your visor up a bit see how it goes. Me: Huh? are you sure that’s safe? Ang: You try doing that la see what your ref supervisor say. Me: ok i’ll just put it like it’s meant to...

; Second penalty into the game, smol boy asked Yoann: How do you become a referee? Either he’s really upset about his penalty or he’s really upset about our reffing. // Last night woz a hellava skate. First time reffing the peewees, first time reffing without a senior ref,...

April 13: my team mate asked me today, is it difficult reffing, having to deal with what they heard about angry parents and players as a fairly new ref. i think i am extremely lucky that we have a very understanding and encouraging community. not gon lie...

When I was working for a Japanese company, there was something that they taught that had always stuck with me. Perhaps because I did the same in school as well, I think journaling really helps one improve. So here’s me, logging my reffing activities, hoping that...