Day: April 8, 2014

Tonight’s NHL Referees – 4/8/14

Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres – 7:00pm Referees: Kevin Pollock #33 3.1 minor penalties per game 9.9 total PIM per game Favors home team (9.1% more minors called on road team) Dean Morton #36 3.6 minor penalties per game 11.9 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (2.7% more minors called on road team) Linesmen: Scott Driscoll #68, Tim Nowak #77   Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders – 7:00pm Referees: Greg Kimmerly #18 3.4 minor penalties per game 11.1 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (4.0% more minors called on road team) Tom Chmielewski #43 –...

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Referee Tom Chmielewski to Make NHL Debut

Referee Tom Chmielewski will be making his NHL debut tonight on Long Island.  The 26-year old official will be donning the stripes alongside referee Greg Kimmerly (#18) and linesmen Brad Kovachik (#71) and Mark Shewchyk (#91) for tonight’s game between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders. (Side note: Nassau Coliseum, the site of today’s game, opened 15 years before Chmielewski was born.) Chmielewski was hired by the NHL in September. He’s spent this season officiating games in the AHL and ECHL. His last game was in the AHL on Sunday, when he refereed a game between the...

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