The Team Stripes Podcast had the recent opportunity to sit down and talk with Eric Arrigo of HockeyRefShop.com to discuss several different subjects. Eric has a pretty interesting story including as a player, as a referee, and as a referee entrepreneur and business-owner. As Eric tells us on the episode, he even had the idea to create a reversible referee/linesman jersey to make going to the rink a little bit simpler.
Along with telling us about his experience creating his store and equipping referees, Eric also shares his experience with officiating, including how his experience as a referee helped him as a player. Additionally, Eric is a big contributor off the ice as well, having recently volunteered his time refereeing in some charity hockey tournaments for those in need.
Eric has a great message about giving back and helping out your fellow officials. We even got to talk about life as a referee in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss, be sure to give it a listen below:
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