the reason i didn't say anything at the time was exactly what some have said, i didn't want to give even the slightest hint of impartiality. i know it's important to go the extra mile to remain fair, impartial, and competent when i am timekeeping as a parent. this is also one of the resaons i really don't feel it's my place to say anything to anyone about the conduct of the coach, even after the fact. Having said that, if it had been a coach from my own association, i would have had no problem calling the exec president and telling him what i saw.
outside of my role that night, speaking just as hockey parent, it makes me sick when i see coaches screaming at refs, arguing every call. it's obvious how it is soooo reflected in the kids and the way they act around officials. yappy coaches almost always have loud-mouth players who disrespect the officials because they see that it's the right thing to do, patterned by the coach. i dislike poor refereeing, but i hate the coaches that think it's their God-given right to bitch loudly even worse.
coaches. remember that our kids are watching