Hey kids, it looks like some people got their little feathers in a ruffle with our coverage of the attack on the player and then referee yesterday. Well, the fact that it got picked up by TSN in Canada, Yahoo, and SBN sports sure didn’t help their little feeling much either! Ha Ha Ha
See in my report yesterday I didn’t even mention it was the GMHL. Some people have said I have been too hard on the league in the past. Well apparently I haven’t been hard enough!
Just so we are clear to all you GMHL players and parents, I am not saying all the players in the league suck. There are some decent players. Ok? Can you put down your little Kleenex now and stop sniveling?
The league statement;
“In light of the media attention towards the event which took place eight weeks ago on November 20th, 2015, in London, Ontario with 1:35 remaining in the 2nd period, the GMHL has prepared the following release in response.
Immediately following the incident, a video clip was reviewed by the GMHL Commissioner who communicated the incident to the GMHL Director of Officiating. During the third period of the match, the two reviewed the video clip. By the conclusion of the game, GMHL Director of Officiating suspended the contract of the linesmen in question, removing him from the active officials roster due to a breach in the contracted Official’s Code of Conduct which states: “game officials agree to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, representing the league’s public image in a positive light; this would include during operations, communicating with peers, supervisors, managers, and league authorities.”
The following morning, the Commissioner and the Directors of Officiating launched an investigation including the league executive, referee committee and discipline committee. The investigation concluded on January 16th, 2016. The official and the trainer in question have not participated in GMHL operations since the evening of November 20th.
The content of the investigation and private matters regarding the official and trainer personal files will not be made public for their own privacy. However, the governing body of the league’s sanction, referee committee, and its managers have taken appropriate and professional measures to conclude such investigation.”
Ok, so here is the thing you GMHL officials. It doesn’t matter when it happened you idiots, the truth came out. It took eight weeks, but it came out. Maybe you should have addressed it publicly before someone had to dig it up. You know, like be professional and proactive about it?
The fact that the referee was allowed back on the ice for that game and not removed from the building immediately is a statement that the GMHL should have never made. You just embarrassed yourselves more. How about removal from the building there boys? Its called assault. Yeah, the referee isn’t there to be combative, he is there to manage the game. Read a book called hockey for dummies!
But the piece de resistance is when they say;
“the governing body of the league’s sanction, referee committee, and its managers have taken appropriate and professional measures to conclude such investigation”
Ummmmmmm yeah. Just in case you forgot, you have no recognized governing body! You have no recognized sanction! Who ever the moron is who wrote this statement needs to finish high school, or get a book on writing composition to sit next to a new book called a “dictionary”. Yeah, you know that thing which tells you the meaning of words like…..”misleading”, “deceptive”, and “hilarious”.
This is just one of the problems you get when you have no enforceable standards. USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and AAU have standards. They are all pretty much the same too. There are consequences when you don’t meet standards.
The GMHL is a self governed, self owned, autonomous operation. It is a league that has ridiculously over expanded. It is a league where the bad overshadows the good.
No public statements regarding all the team foldings. No public statements regarding all the teams who cant even compete. But when you get caught shitting the bed eight weeks ago you make a statement! Yep, that’s what I call leadership! Ha Ha Ha
But hey, we got us some franchises for sale. You can almost hear the hotdog vender yelling it out now…….
“Franchise here….Get your franchise here…..” Kind of like an old rink hotdog wrapped in foil, the thing turns a nasty shade of greenish brown after a while. You know, kind of like a turd.
*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.