Day: February 19, 2014

Ref Reading: Sask. Brothers Share Sochi Experience

The StarPhoenix had a great write-up on NHL linesman Mark Wheler and his brother Ken, an off-ice supervisor.  Both are representing Canada at the Sochi Olympics. “I joke with people that my mom phoned and said that [my brother Ken] couldn’t go if I couldn’t go,” said NHL linesman Mark Wheler. “That really didn’t happen, but that’s what I tell people.” While Mark has worked over 1400 NHL games, including three appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Olympics are still a highlight. “It could be the biggest stage that I’ve ever been on,” Mark told the StarPhoenix. “When you get...

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Today’s Olympic Referees – 2/19/14

Men’s Playoff Qualifications Sweden vs. Slovenia – 12:00 Sochi time / 3:00am EST Referees: Brad Meier (USA/NHL), Vladimir Sindler (CZE) Linesmen:  Chris Carlson (Canada), Mark Wheler (Canada/NHL) Finland vs. Russia – 16:30 Sochi time / 7:30am EST Referees: Kelly Sutherland (Canada/NHL), Marcus Vinnerborg (Sweden) Linesmen:  Greg Devorski (Canada/NHL), Jesse Wilmot (Canada) Canada vs. Latvia – 21:00 Sochi time / 12:00pm EST Referees: Tim Peel (USA/NHL), Jyri Ronn (Finland) Linesmen:  Brad Kovachik (Canada/NHL), Sakari Suominen (Finland) USA vs. Czech Republic – 21:00 Sochi time / 12:00pm EST Referees: Konstantin Olenin (Russia), Kevin Pollock (Canada/NHL) Linesmen:  Derek Amell (Canada/NHL), Ivan Dedioulia (Belarus) — Read up on our interview with...

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