Watch this NHL Life Series which showcases NHL Referee Tom Kowal. “A referee’s Life” is a short documentary about a referee in the highest hockey league of the USA and Canada.
Tom Kowal tells about a flood on June 20 2013 that devastated Calgary. The so-called “Alberta floods” were so heavy, the water got 6 feet up into Kowal’s house.
There are also a few tips from Tom Kowal which are also useful for football referees.
- Everything isn’t always black and white when you make a decision.
- Know yourself. That will make you a better referee.
- Have faith in your teammates – your assistant referees.
- Support of your family in what you do is very important. Kowal says: “Players have their teammates behind them. You have your family behind you. On ice and in life.”