Maybe what hockey needs is a few more mothers doing the work referees should be doing…
Poor Gina O’Toole, a suburban Boston hockey mom, has taken a lot of heat from the hockey crowd since she went on the ice recently to break up a fight.
Her identity was not made public until today, when she appeared on Good Morning America.
“The ref turned around and he yelled at me and told me to get off the ice and I said, ‘You need to do your job,'” she said. “What concerned me was the feeling of the blows to the back of the head and a child going down the ice of maybe a potential head injury.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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