The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) recently surveyed its members to ask about other players, coaches, arenas, and officials. Wes McCauley was named the league’s top referee among the players surveyed, capturing nearly half the vote.
Kitchener Rangers forward Givani Smith may be facing a lengthy suspension after shoving linesman Dustin McCrank down to the ice to continue an altercation with Sarnia’s Kelton Hatcher late in the second period of Tuesday’s game.
It was the right place, wrong time for referee Kendrick Nicholson on Tuesday night in Buffalo. On the scoresheet, Ryan O’Reilly’s goal for the Sabres was unassisted, but it wouldn’t have been possible without a key deflection from the official.