Referee Suspended For The Rest of The 2022-23 Season After Intentionally Hurting a Player

Published February 1, 2023 at 3:58 PM
BY S. HARPER
     
A Russian Referee is in some serious trouble after his actions injured a young teenage hockey player. During a minor league game in Russia an official named Alexander Cherenkov was caught on video intentionally tripping a teenage player.

The incident occurred as players were involved in a scrum during the 3rd period, as the referee attempted to cool things down by separating players. Cherenkov would lose his patience putting his leg behind the players in order to take him down.


The teenage player would lose his helmet and hit his head on the ice, which ended up causing him a concussion. Cherenkov has since been suspended by the League for the remainder of the 2023 season.


This punishment wasn't clearly enough as the referee's job is to maintain order not injury players. Personally I think Cherenkov should face some criminal punishment as well as permanent ban from ever officiating again.
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Referee Suspended For The Rest of The 2022-23 Season After Intentionally Hurting a Player

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