Day: March 19, 2014

Tonight’s NHL Referees – 3/19/14

Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs Referees: Mike Leggo #3 3.2 minor penalties per game – Lowest in NHL 9.2 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (49.0% minors called vs. home) Gord Dwyer #19 4.1 minor penalties per game 12.2 total PIM per game Favors home team (48.8% minors called vs. home) Linesmen: Brad Kovachik #71, David Brisebois #96 Supervisor: Bill McCreary Leafs are 0-7 when Gord Dwyer is refereeing, dating back to the start of 11-12 season. All time, they’ve gone 5-22 (18.5% win) when Dwyer’s one of the officials St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks...

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NY Times: Earning Their Stripes as Umpires and Referees

The New York Times, as part of a special series on continuing education, brings us a terrific piece by David Wallis: The article touches on the path of Edward Martinez, a schoolteacher-turned-baseball-umpire — or at least, that’s his dream. Wallis also talks about the requirements of the job and how the various sports league find new officiating talent: To hunt for the strongest recruits, Stephen Walkom, the National Hockey League’s director of officiating, is organizing the league’s first officiating combine in Buffalo this summer to test prospective referees on and off the ice, as if they were players preparing...

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