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Ben Smith is the host of HockeyTalk on Whistle Radio 102.7fm in Stouffville Ontario. Ben is an avid hockey fan, and not only a player himself, but also a referee. When he’s not hosting HockeyTalk, Ben can be heard as a colour commentator on Whistle Radio’s live hockey broadcasts.

Being a player, referee, and coach in the OMHA has taught Ben valuable lessons about what minor hockey is all about, and how hockey is a vehicle to promote fun, character, teamwork, and respect. Ben is excited to share all his experiences with HockeyNow's readers as our Ontario minor hockey reporter.


The Whistle Blower: Hockey Helps us Get Through the Tough Times

You know, I use this blog to talk about referring in Canada and the Hockey Canada referees program. In fact, this week, I was planning on chatting about some of the new rule changes this year and how they were fitting into the game at the midpoint of the season. 

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The Whistle Blower: A Reminder to Coaches, From Your Friendly Neighbourhood Referee

The relationship between any coach and referee is a delegate, and often times, less than friendly relationship. But it’s an essential one for any hockey game to occur. 

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The Whistle Blower: Parents, Walk Away

The recent minor hockey incident in Markham, Ont. is a jarring example of why we need to take our duties as educators of the game more seriously than ever. Read More


 

    

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