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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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