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A national euphoria swept across Canada during the last week of February. The country’ men’s and women’s hockey teams won Gold Medals at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Hockey was big news. And people like Yzerman, Lemieux, and Sakic were heroes.

    But not too long ago, hockey was in the news for disturbing reasons. Practically every month a story appeared about a parent who’d run amok at a hockey game. In some cases, violent behaviour resulted in personal injuries, and in one case, death.

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