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ECAC director of officials Stewart fined for comments, conduct

ECAC Hockey today announced that director of officials Paul Stewart has been reprimanded and fined as a result of his conduct during the Colgate at Union contest last Saturday at Messa Rink.

Stewart’s comments and actions while interacting with members of the media in the press area prompted the league’s action.


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  • Jay

    so umm what happened?

    • Johnny

      Check out the RPI thread. They’ve been whining about it for 3 days.

      • Kenny

        Oh look, another self-important Cornell fan.

        • Swami1875

          Oh look, another RPI fan with a persecution complex.

          • Kenny

            Guess again, Swami. I’m just a QU fan who’s sick of the smug Cornell attitude.

    • Bystander

      the blog at withoutapeer.com has a detailed story from the two reporters who witnessed the exchange. basically, according to both of them, Stewart starting yelling at one of them. The inference is that Stewart was frustrated by questions asked earlier in the day, when later in the day the same reporter came up to Stewart and extended his hand to say ‘no hard feelings from earlier, ok?’

      • Guest

        Ken Schott was also verbally attacked without provocation. Look at his “Parting Schotts” blog. Stewart sounds like a real winner…

  • Chrisgal

    Wow. The whole USCHO staff put together those two sentences? Impressive…..

  • Got 6

    Fire Stewart and take the whole current crop of incompetent ECAC refs with him. What a disgrace. That kind of defensiveness is an admission!

    • VoiceOfReason

      Thankfully a clueless incompetent idiot like yourself comes nowhere close to having a say in these sort of matters. Stewy is a great instructor and mentor to his officials and is great for the league. And by the way, did you notice the buffoon writer who kept badgering him in the press box got fired on Monday? THAT is an admission.

      • Guest

        An admission of what? He didn’t get fired for taking part in the altercation, and he was backed up by other reporters who were at the scene, who thought that Stewart’s actions were deplorable. It’s never good PR to flip out and yell at a reporter in front of other reporters…He’s just making the league look bad by being an immature child. He also should have to apologize to Appert for his comment about “being like Appert”

      • Anonymous

        Stewy sucks.

      • Sports Writer

        Stewart is an egotistical, delusional dimwit who regularly boasts about his credentials which indicates that he is totally insecure. When the director of officials for a league starts screaming at reporters that ask reasonable questions and made reasonable obervations, challenges them to a physical confrontation and makes comments like the one he made publicly about Appert, the league is making a joke of itself by not firing him. Unlike you, I don’t need to call people names to make my point. Evidently, Stewy is your instructor if you are not Stewy himself. Absolutely shameful and another stain on a once respected league. A fine is not adequate.

        • Guest24

          Unless I’m missing something, Mr. Stewart was not boasting about his credentials in this situation. When his officials were called into question repeatedly by the RPI reporter (after another RPI loss mind you) Mr. Stewart correctly pointed out their credentials. You don’t get to officiate at the level in which those 2 (and every other Division 1 official for that matter) have worked without being top notch officials.

          Furthermore, whether you like Mr. Stewart’s personality or not, this has no bearing or relevance in regard to his passion and ability to teach his officials. I’d be willing to bet that none of the naysayers here have even a shred of a clue regarding the kind of instruction, coaching, and work that Mr. Stewart provides his officials. And who better to learn from than a guy who has officiated at the highest level of the game for 20 years? He is doing tremendous work with his staff and if you take the blinders off and remove your bias for your team and its fortune, you’ll be able to see that. But when your team is involved, and loses, you turn to place blame on the officials rather than on the team itself. How juvenile and cowardly……

      • Hockey_fan08

        You must be a Yale Fan….to especially think he is a great instructor…he’s terrrible and his officials are pathetic. Players dragged down to the ice and all but mugged right in front of an official and they just stand there with the duh look on their face.

  • Guest08

    Paul Stewart is nothing but a complete idiot to think that he has hired intelligent officials. His officials are nothing but a waste of time and money. These hockey players would be better off playing the game based off of the honor system instead of putting 4 dumb guys out on the ice. Believe me 4 brains are definately not better than one and Paul Stewart doesn’t have a clue nor does he want one.

  • CornellRed88

    What happened?