January 15, 2010

A Referee's Life by Ron Wicks

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.

“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.”
You can read Laurel Myers full article here.


Anonymous,  March 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

i have not read the book. but i look forward to reading it soon. i remember ron wicks when he'd come to detroit to officiate i don't think he was a red wing fan lol !! but i remember him well and this book should be great !!! during his time hockey had some players who we're amazing and there personalites we're great too! to me hockey was at its peek 60's to 90's best rules greatest players!

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