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Hockey referees given cameras to record verbal abuse
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The Charlotte County Minor Hockey Association says it is the first league in Canada to introduce body cameras for referees, in an attempt to stop parents and coaches from taking aggression out on the officials.


Rick Jackson, the president of the Charlotte County Minor Hockey Association, said the number of officials in the minor hockey league has been falling in recent years.

“We want to get the numbers back up. So we want our referees to know that we're doing everything we can help zero tolerance,” he said.

“We don't want players or parents or coaches abusing them.”

The league’s season wrapped up last weekend. But the hockey league plans to continue using cameras next year and is encouraging other hockey associations across Canada to also adopt the cameras.

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