The state of refereeing with Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich

Utah Puck Report

The state of refereeing with Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich


Published on Jan 10, 2022, 9:11:19 AM
Total time: 00:43:54

Episode Description

In this episode, Jay Stevens talks with local hockey officials Ben Wilner and Mike Vuich about the current ref shortage and the uptick in verbal, as well as physical abuse of officials by men's league players.

The panel also talks about why they became referees, the benefits, and what can be done to recruit and keep officials. 

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Get all the hockey action on the Utah ice, from high schools, to tier 1 juniors, NCAA and pros. Rockers Gary Michaels and Jay Stevens of 103.5 the Arrow host the Utah Puck Report, bringing you candid interviews with up-and-coming hockey stars, following their journey from Utah into the pros. A former Utah Grizzly, Jay has the inside track and Gary has played and coached the local ice for many moons. Jay and Gary catch you up on all things hockey, gear manufacturers, and which pro scouts are looking at which players.