In describing the qualifications and duties of a Referee, Mr. Gordon Lewis, of the Montreal Victorias, whose efficient services in this position make him a competent judge on the subject, has this to say:
"The man who accepts this important position should, above all, have a thorough knowledge of the rules of the game, because, in his capacity of Referee, he must judge the play and carefully guard against any infringement of the rules. His decision is final, his authority supreme, and although he should listen attentively to any objection that a captain of a team may have to his ruling, he must judge conscientiously according to his own interpretation of the rules. A Referee should never argue with a player, because the captain is the only man on the team who is entitled to raise an objection. It is my opinion that a Referee cannot very well be too strict. It is his duty, it is to the interest of the game, to exact that the game be played according to the rules.
"He should follow the play from one end of the rink to the other, keeping in the centre, when the puck is near the side, and vice versa, but always near enough to follow it well, without ever obstructing the way.