Hockey Moms: Please stay off the ice.

During a recent youth hockey game in Massachusetts, a hockey mom took to the ice when she felt the referees weren’t doing enough to break up a skirmish:

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Universal rule in sport, folks: Spectators – especially parents – should never enter the field of play.

The referees are there for a reason. Regardless of whether you think they are doing a good job or a poor job, LET THEM DO THEIR JOB. Hash out your grievances through the proper channels, not by overreacting in the heat of the moment. Here in Connecticut, former Cheshire football coach Mark Ecke serves as a reminder of this.