CONTRACT COVID-19 is always on Mike Frost’s mind.
But Frost, a 49-year-old Merrimack resident, has been officiating high school hockey for 21 years and he’s not stopping now.
“We are taking a chance as officials by making the games but we also all volunteered to do it, ”Frost said. “But whatever you do, wherever you are, you can catch it anywhere.”
When Steve Burrows walked into Spaulding High gymnasium to referee his first basketball game this season, he noticed two chairs set up in the corner.
“It was our locker room,” Burrows said. “That’s when it hit me, it was going to be a different year.”
Like the players and coaches, this high school basketball and hockey season has been filled with challenges, changes and protocols for officials. Frost, president of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association, said referees now have their own pre-game prep.
Officials check in with schools and hockey rinks to learn their protocols a few days before their scheduled time games. Basketball and hockey …
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