Penalty For Rink Rage

After a hockey dad's conviction, a hard question lingers: How can parents be kept from losing control?

Hockey is a beautiful game: it puts strength, finesse and teamwork into play on ice at 35 m.p.h. Parenthood is an honorable, often heroic estate: it sacrifices sleep and self for a child's greater good. But parents at a hockey game--that spectacle is not always either beautiful or honorable. This time it was deadly.

In a case that elbowed terrorism off the top of the radio talk-show topic list and gave American parents and sports fans plenty of dark thoughts, a Reading, Mass., truck driver was on trial last week for killing the adult supervising a kids' hockey scrimmage. Friday evening,...

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