I am not from either team but watched a game between orillia and Toronto, I have never seen this bad of reffing in my life. This ref took a goal away from orillia 3 min after it was called a goal and it was also put on the game sheet. They scored with 32 seconds left in the second period to take the lead and then played the rest of the period, when they came out to start the 3rd the ref told the coaching staff they were taking the goal away for the players stick going through the crease. The coaching staff stopped the game and asked for someone higher up to come out and fix this problem, some guy (Rick Philips) came out and fixed nothing. What's the point of these guys if they don't fix problems.
Anyway, the goal was taken away. The coaches then called Toronto for illegal masks which they had on(ola rule) and once again they got screwed over by the ref and Rick Philips(vp of officiating for the ola). Toronto then got a power play and you could see the orillia boys just deflate. All I am saying is the boys don't determine the game anymore, if the refs want to they can an no one will step up and make the correct call.orillia got scored on when Toronto had the power play and you could see the game was over.
This ref should lose his card an Rick Philips should be removed from the ola board. These kind of people are killing the game.
The ola needs to step up a say there was a mistake and the orillia team was screwed over, these kinds of things is why we lose kids and parents.
Congrats to inisfil but your championship is tainted, you knew that you should of had to go through orillia to win but others made that choice for you.
I hope that the ola and Rick Philips do the right thing.
My thoughts from another zone 4 person. .
Posted on Aug 3, 2009, 8:49 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206