With the NHL’s regular season approaching, this week’s Ref Roundup revisits a recent retiree, considers cancellation of a post-game ceremony, and checks out some local media coverage celebrating their high-profile officials:


  • Linesman Mike Cvik is still recovering from a broken bone suffered in his final NHL game [SI.com]
  • Ref cam was the big hit of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey… at least for everyone other than the officials. [National Post]
  • No more post-game handshakes in Calgary thanks to poor sportsmanship and concern for officials’ safety [Calgary Sun]
  • Those Calgary refs say there was value in the ceremony after the final buzzer. [Metro News]
  • Retired ref Paul Stewart wants us to rethink how calls are made [HockeyBuzz]
  • Linesman Devin Berg‘s hometown of Tavistock is proud of their newly-promoted full-time official [New Hamburg Independent]
  • Local referees and linesmen worked the first game at Edmonton’s new Rogers Place arena [Spruce Grove Examiner]
  • Referee Terrence Murphy – who recently handled the All-American Prospects Game – might be an UNH alum from New Jersey, but he’s loved in his new current hometown of Beverly, Massachusetts [Wicked Local]
  • Junior linesman Alex Valvo received a warm welcome in his first Junior A game: