I have just returned from a midget house tournament in Penticton and have to say that I would never go to another as long as I have boys in Hockey. If your association is thinking of going I would highly recomend that you vote against it.
I Packed my family in the van and risked all our lives on the Hope- Princeton to get to Penticton,dropped close to a thousand bucks on hotels, meals,gas and amusments only to have my Son and his teamates treated like garbage by Penticton minor hockey officals and the Referees who did their dirty work.
As an association they should be embarrased by the tournament they put on. Every other tournament including one in Penticton had drinks for the players after the game, game M.P.V. medals or certificates and comemorative shirts or hats for all the kids . For some reason, probably financal, this association had absolutely nothing. I guess the money was more importaNT than treating the players well.
If this wasn't bad enough the way the boys were treated on the ice by the officals was nothing short of disgusting. Both the officals and the Penticton minor hockey executive should be extremely embarrased and ashamed of themselves. As parents of hockey
plyers we count on them to help teach our kids the game we love and they let us down in a big way.
The two referees our sons had the mispleasure of having work their games were nothing short of disgracefull and should have there jerseys taken away for the good of kids every were. One was in his late teens and was probably intimidated by the Penticton minor hockey officals into acting the way he did but the other was a grown man who had no reason to behave the way he did.
What should have been a great time with good hockey was delberatly ruined by Penticton minor hockey officals and there blatantly biased ref's. If they don't wan't teams from the coast to come up and be competitive then they should not invite them. To tear one group of kids down for the betterment of others is really sick. Penticton parents should really re-think who they have running there association.
To other parents with kids in hockey Iwould seriosly think about going elswhere. To penticton minor hockey officals I say smarten up!!
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on Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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