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Whistle stop: Referee shortage presents big challenges, invites grand solutions

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune , 01/23/23, 8:45PM CST


A brother and sister follow Dad’s lead, and a teacher makes a high school class of it.

Sibling referees Sedona Stumpf and D.J. Stumpf chatted during a break in officiating youth hockey games Friday. (Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune)

A high school class to teach game officiating is one effort at a solution for the shortage.

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