Author: scoutingtherefs

Coyotes’ Hanzal Suspended for Two Games

Martin Hanzal, have a seat over there… From the NHL: Hanzal is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $75,609.76. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. The incident occurred at 13:42 of the first period. Hanzal received a minor penalty for charging on the play. Here’s the league’s official...

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Tonight’s Officials – 10/30/13

Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins Referees: Eric Furlatt (#27), Jean Hebert (#15) Linesmen: David Brisebois (#96), Tim Nowak (#77) Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames Referees: Paul Devorski (#10), Brad Meier (#34) Linesmen: Steve Barton (#59), Ryan Galloway (#82) Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks Referees: Mike Leggo (#3), Chris Rooney (#5) Linesmen: Brian Mach (#78), Vaughan Rody (#73) San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings Referees: Frederick L’Ecuyer (#17), Steve Kozari (#40) Linesmen: Mike Cvik (#88), Derek Nansen...

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Tonight’s Officials – 10/22/13

Anaheim Ducks at Toronto Maple Leafs ·         Referees: Dave Jackson (#8), Dan O’Rourke (#9) ·         Linesmen: Greg Devorski (#54), David Brisebois (#96) Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders ·         Referees: Mike Hasenfratz (#2), Jean Hebert (#15) ·         Linesmen: Scott Driscoll (#68), John Grandt (#98) New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets ·         Referees: Tom Kowal (#32), Justin St. Pierre (#12) ·         Linesmen: Derek Amell (#75), Andy McElman (#90) Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens ·         Referees: Marc Joannette (#25), Ian Walsh (#29) ·         Linesmen: Steve Barton (#59), Michel Cormier (#76) Chicago Blackhawks at Florida Panthers ·         Referees: Kevin Pollock (#33), Don VanMassenhoven (#21) ·         Linesmen: Brad Kovachik (#71), Pierre Racicot (#65) Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild ·         Referees: Chris Lee (#28), Mike Leggo (#3) ·         Linesmen: Ryan Galloway (#82), Brian Mach (#78) Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets ·         Referees: Kyle Rehman (#37), Francois St. Laurent (#38) ·         Linesmen: Scott Cherrey (#50), Matt MacPherson (#83) Calgary Flames at Phoenix Coyotes ·         Referees: Greg Kimmerly (#18), Kelly Sutherland (#11) ·         Linesmen: Vaughan Rody (#73),...

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Tonight’s Officials – 10/18/13

St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets Referees:  Jean Hebert (#15), Ian Walsh (#29) Linesmen:  Steve Miller (#89), Tony Sericolo (#84) Phoenix Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks Referees: Marc Joannette (#25), Dennis LaRue (#14) Linesmen: Ryan Galloway (#82), Brad Lazarowich...

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Avs McLeod Faces In-Person Hearing for Hit

Another scary hit, another likely suspension… At 2:13 of the first period of Thursday’s game between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings, Avs winger Cody McLeod was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall. Kronwall’s helmet was knocked off in the collision.  He lay motionless on the ice before being removed from the ice on a stretcher. Kronwall did not return. Kronwall has a concussion; cuts to the ear but he's moving all extremities, being treating in locker room. #WinForNik — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 18, 2013 Detroit went on to win...

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Referee Puts Player in Chokehold

For anyone who’s ever joked about going to a hockey game and having a boxing match break out… the game has evolved. Fans at a game between the Växjö Lakers and Färjestad BK of the Swedish Elite League were treated to some MMA action on October 17. Attempting to break up a post-whistle scrum, the referee successfully completed a takedown before executing a perfect guillotine choke on one of the Farjestad’s Marius Holtet. The best part?  Watch Holtet tap out: Holtet was drafted by the Dallas Stars 42nd overall in 2002, making him the highest-drafted Norwegian ever.  He spent fours season in...

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Brouwer Headshot on Callahan: No Discipline

In Wednesday night’s ‘Rivalry Night’ matchup on NBC Sports Network, Troy Brouwer made a dangerous hit on Derek Stepan.  The collision happened early in the third period, with the Rangers leading 2-0 at the Verizon Center. No penalty was assessed on the play.  Referees Chris Rooney and Justin St. Pierre called a tight game, but somehow they missed this one.  Brouwer should have at least been whistled for a two-minute interference penalty for the collision.   Stepan left the ice and headed directly to the locker room, based on NHL concussion policies: Stepan said he knew he was fine on...

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Tonight’s Officials – 10/17/13

Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres Referees: Kelly Sutherland (#11), Don VanMassenhoven (#21) Linesmen: Tim Nowak (#77), Michel Cormier (#76) Carolina Hurricanes at  Toronto Maple Leafs Referees: Brad Watson (#23), Steve Kozari (#40) Linesmen: Brad Kovachik (#71), Don Henderson (#91) Edmonton Oilers at New York Islanders Referees: Wes McCauley (#4), Kyle Rehman (#37) Linesmen: Scott Cherrey (#50), Scott Driscoll (#68) Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Referees: Dave Jackson (#8); Dan O’Halloran (#13) Linesmen: Mike Cvik (#88); Greg Devorski (#54) Columbus Blue Jackets at Montreal Canadiens Referees: Ghislain Hébert (#22), François St-Laurent (#38) Linesmen: Derek Amell (#75), Matt MacPherson (#83) New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators Referees: Darcy Burchell (#42), Chris Rooney (#5)...

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Russian Junior Team Stops Playing to Protest Officiating

The Orenberg White Tigers of the MHL, a Russian junior league, were not pleased with the officiating in back-to-back games against Ak Bars.  In protest of two poorly-called games, the team simply stopped skating. From Puck Daddy’s Dmitri Chesnokov: “I had complaints about the referee after the first game,” [head coach Sergei Syurdyaev] told Sovietsky Sport. “For example, he gave out minor penalties to a player who dropped his gloves during a fight. But at a minimum this is a minor penalty plus a 10 minute misconduct! He may should have been kicked out of the game altogether! I tried to influence...

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