Mon, 4 January 2010
Story Notes and Extras
Sparky McCloud Meets A NHL Referee
Talk and Discover
an opportunity for parents, coaches, teachers and children
to enjoy together
Why do you think Paul Stewart liked school?
What are some of the reason to have a good education?
What do you like about school?
What do you like about sports?
Why are teammates important?
In what ways should you treat a teammate like they were your brother or sister?
In what ways should you treat someone from another team
like they were your brother or sister?
How is being on a team like being a part of a family?
How is a referee is some ways like a parent?
What do you admire about someone like Paul Stewart?
Who are your teammates in school?
Learning With Art
Draw a picture of an ice skate.
Draw a picture of a referee’s shirt.
Draw a picture of someone who would be a good referee.
More Talk and Discover
Why do you think rules are important in sports?
How do you treat someone with dignity
and make sure that it is something that is not taken away?
What are some of the ways that you can make someone feel better?
What can you say to someone to encourage them?
What are some of the ways that you can be a role model in
school – in sports – in your community - and at home?
What are some of the ways that you can help others succeed?
What are some ways that you can volunteer without being asked?
What are some of the values that your family has given you?
What are some of the values that you will have to give to your children?
What are some of the ways that sports helps you to be a better person?
And For Extra Credit
Name 10 famous hockey players.
Who are some famous hockey teams and
what are some famous moments in hockey?
What other famous skaters have worn white figure skates?
In what countries is ice hockey popular?
Where in the United States is hockey popular?
Significant Dates for Paul Stewart
Nov 22nd 1979 - played in his first NHL game
March 23rd 1980 - scored first NHL goal
March 27th 1987 - refereed first NHL game
February 22nd 1998 - son McCauley born
February 23rd 1998 - diagnosed with cancer
November 13th 1998 - returned to referee in NHL
February 6th 1999
inducted into Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame
October 1st 2001 - son Maxwell born
March 15th 2003 - refereed 1,000th NHL game
Number worn as NHL referee - 22
University of Pennsylvania
grandfather - Bill Stewart
played for Chicago White Sox
major league baseball umpire and NHL referee
coached 1938 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions