Innu hockey association calling for changes to officiating assignments

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The president of an Innu community’s hockey association is calling for changes on how officials are assigned for big games between his players and squad from non-Native communities after a controversial end to a regional final earlier this month. In the wake of an incident that got a lot of attention on social media, Uashat mak Mani-utenam Hockey Association president David Jean-Pierre is calling for changes to the way referee assignments are given out after a controversial ending to a Cote-Nord regional-final U15 B game earlier this month. In the game, a series of unfortunate events in the final minutes of a highly-competitive regional final took place that left Jean-Pierre with more questions than answers. “With about seven minutes to play in a…

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