Monday, March 23, 2009
Now earlier in the year, around Christmas time, I was at a Hershey Bears game, and got to witness a fantastic exchange between the referees, Chris Bourque (Ray's son), and Bears coach Bob Woods. Now this picture was taken from my phone, so excuse the graininess, but, see the dots on the left hand side? Those are the water bottles thrown at the officials from Coach Woods, standing on the sideboards, being held back by his players. It was thoroughly fantastic (Hershey packs em in for minor league hockey eh?)
Even funnier? Woods' post game comments...
“I wasn’t throwing the water bottles at him. I used to be a pitcher. I had pretty good accuracy, so if I wanted to throw it at him, I’m pretty sure I would have hit him.”Now on to last Friday night, brought to you by Puck Daddy via Bruins Blog, Bruins prospect Tukka Rask just goes absolutely ape shit, nearly Marty McSorley-ing the official a half dozen times.
The greatest part is...he's right! That first goal was absolute garbage, moving backwards after losing control of the puck? That's bush league officiating...wonder if it's the same guy?
I'm gonna look it up...I'll get back to you.
Update:: It's not the same guy. The Bears official was David Banfield, the Bruins Frederick L'Ecuyer, at least we know the officiating isn't any better in the minors?