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Hockey referee Bud Monaco

Those who’ve played organized hockey in Chicagoland over the years have undoubtedly had Bud Monaco officiate one of their games. If not more than one. Monaco’s been a referee for the past 40 years. He’s officiated games at every level imaginable — from the mites leagues (7- to 8-year-olds) to the AAA midget level elite league (under 18s), as well as Chicago area high school hockey leagues and even a league called the Continental Hockey League, which was popular in the 1970s and into the 1980s and made up of former semipro players, some of whom were onetime NHL prospects. …

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