Bruce Hood Politician
Bruce Hood (b. 1937) was born in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada. He has been an author, businessman, politician, and a professional ice hockey referee in the National Hockey League (NHL). During his 21-year NHL career, Hood officiated 1,033 regular season games, 157 Stanley Cup playoff games, three All-Star Games, and three Canada Cups. He was the first professional to referee a World Championship game in 1985 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. As an NHL referee, Hood was instrumental in the formation of the NHL Officials Association in 1969. He was the last official to wear a number one on his jersey and the last to officiate in all Original Six arenas. In 1994, Hood was nominated to the Hockey Hall of Fame by 12 existing members, including former players like Bobby Hull and Maurice Richard. One of the last NHL games Hood officiated was an infamous playoff match between the Montreal Canadiens and Quebec Nordiques on April 20, 1984, known as the Good Friday Massacre. The teams brawled for a full hour after the end of the second period.