Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ejection, team spirit and a tough night

A quick post - Hockeyboy got a match ejection from the game last night. He was tripped and in his efforts to get up, he was called for kicking. In hockey, this is a major penalty because skates are razor sharp and capable of inflicting major damage. Although HB did not make contact with anyone and it was clear he did not intend to harm anyone, the ref gave the toughest penalty available and HB was ejected from both last nights and tonight's game and will have to go before the districts disciplinary commission before being reinstated.

HB is devastated, but the team rallied behind him, due to the unfair nature of the call and managed to pull off a tie against the first seed in the district. It was thrilling to watch this team skate their hearts out, all because they believed my DS to be innocent of the call against him.

HB's coach is attempting to get a special meeting of the commission this week, so that if the team advances, HB will be allowed to play in the finals. Keep your fingers crossed for HB and this courageous team. Their skating short already, with two players out with injuries, so they are a true Cinderella story in the making.

Rose's Wrist Warmer pictures to come later . . .


Sheepish Annie said...

Here's hoping that DS will be reinstated quickly! I understand that the refs can't see everything, but that seems a bit like overkill, in my opinion.

Guinifer said...

Seriously? Our poor little Squirts can't even get a checking call (you know - no checking?) when they're playing some of the less clean playing teams. My sympathies to HB. Poor guy!