Thank the Stripes Weekend

This weekend, February 1-3, 2019 is the one weekend a season that Hockey Winnipeg asks you to acknowledge and appreciate the work of the one team that is on the ice for every game played all season long, the officials.

While typically the least popular team on the ice, the referees are vital to Hockey Winnipeg providing the programs that we all enjoy and the great game of hockey.

Our officials, like our players, coaches, parents and fans all love the game and want to see the best out of everybody at the arena.

It’s a thankless job most of the time, but we must remember that we need each and every referee who takes the ice during the season in order to have success on the ice.

If any of you happen to be at the rink this weekend enjoying our fine game, feel free to take a second and thank the officials working the games, whether it be a simple gesture such as a verbal thank you and a handshake, or buying them a coffee or hot chocolate, the men and women of all ages that officiate our game would appreciate your acknowledgement.

So please, if you’re in the arena this weekend, take a second and #ThankTheStripes.