Some of the decisions taken by linos in football at the third level are odd to say the least, but they don't get involved in the sorts of incidents that happen in ice hockey. Last night's game between Coventry Blaze and Newcastle Vipers erupted in a msss brawl in the second period.
One of the linos was in the middle of the melée. Two Coventry players were sent off, but one of them wanted to have some afters with the Vipers bench and then manhandled the lino. However, his match ban may be rescinded as the referee did not see a Viper storm off the bench to attack the Coventry player.
It is also alleged that one of the linos and the referee had a major falling out in the dressing room with the lino having to leave to calm down.
BTW, Blaze 3 Vipers 0.