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It's Called Fairness
There are no friends on a hockey rink

Last season I had my one and only tryout as a major junior linesman. I suppose it could happen again, but my two biggest drawbacks – I'm short and in my mid-30s – are not going away anytime soon.

I found it interesting, more for what happened off the ice than what happened on the ice. Truth be told, the game itself was a blur. Having to call the NHL offiside rule and touch icing – and, I suppose, the 4,500 people in the stands – were the only things that were at all different from any other game I did last year.


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