Officially Speaking: The Senior Summer Saga

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at LetsPlayHockey.com: The vicissitudes of senior summer hockey. Yup, we refs know it as the Veteran Level 3 Full Employment Act because the organized mayhem never ends. Playoffs late spring, summer season the week after. No break. No time for ice melting and rink rehabilitation. That two-inch depression along the north dasher is suddenly three inches by the Fourth of July. Yeah, to get the full experience of beer league officiating, you’ve got to take games in late-May. Let me amplify this point by presenting you readers with a real-time, real-life scenario encompassing the...

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