It's funny. Some hockey players' feelings are universal, no matter the level of play.
The following comment comes from Miami (Ohio) player Jarod Palmer, the team's leading scorer, as he readies to play in the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum:
"The style of hockey we're going to have to play is in a small way going to be dictated by the refereeing," he said. "They've been very inconsistent throughout this year. When refs let us play hockey, we're very aggressive and very dominant. We're very skilled in our own zone. We have tough defensemen and we're physical in the offensive zone, too. If the refs get too involved and dictate things, the style of hockey might change."
Miami is the top-seeded team in the tournament.