Former NHL referee Ron Wicks has a new book out called A Referee's Life.
Wicks was a NHL referee for 26 years, so he must have an amazing collection of stories to choose from to compile this book. I have not yet seen a copy of this title yet, but NorthernLife.ca has a good rundown and interview with Wicks.
For more than 25 years, Ron Wicks has been blowing the whistle on some of hockey's greatest legends. Sporting a sweater with names like Howe, Hull, Orr, Lemieux or Gretzky left little impression on the official who, in a way, became an NHL legend himself.You can read Laurel Myers full article here.
“I put them, and hundreds of others, in the penalty box because they deserved it,” Wicks wrote in the introduction to his new book, A Referee's Life. “Rules are rules, and I called 'em whenever anyone broke 'em.”