Day: April 12, 2014

Tonight’s Frozen Four National Championship Officials

Just met with tonight’s officiating crew — best of luck to them.  Hoping for a great game out there: Union College vs. Minnesota – 7:30pm Tonight’s crew called a clean, tight game last time out.  All four worked the semi-final matchup between North Dakota and Minnesota on Thursday night Referees: Geoff Miller Referee in AHL, ECHL, Hockey East 2008 Northeastern grad Worked this penalty-filled AHL game Ryan Hersey Referee in AHL, Hockey East Linesmen: Tommy George, Bob Bernard  George worked the lines for the 2014 Sochi Olympics Both Bernard & George work in the AHL We’ll be talking with the crew...

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Today’s NHL Referees – 4/12/14

Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins – 12:30pm Referees: Greg Kimmerly #18 3.4  minor penalties per game 11.2 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (3.8% more minors called on road team Dan O’Halloran #13 3.4 minor penalties per game 9.0 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (2.2% more minors called on road team) Linesmen: Steve Barton #59, Scott Cherrey #50 Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins – 3:00pm Referees: Marc Joannette #25 3.5 minor penalties per game 10.7 total PIM per game Favors home team (7.9% more minors called on road team) Chris Rooney #5 4.2 minor penalties per game...

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Frozen Four Referees – Semi-Finals

Referees for the Frozen Four Final between Union and Minnesota will be available later today. The officials for the Semi-Final matchups were: Union College vs. Boston College Referees: Marco Hunt Minnesota native WCHA, HockeyEast Official Steve McInchak OHL, HockeyEast Official Linesmen: Nick Bradshaw, Sam Shikowsky Penalties: BC – 3 minors Union – 2 minors, 1 major (checking from behind) North Dakota vs. Minnesota Referees: Geoff Miller Referee in AHL, ECHL, Hockey East, 2008 Northeastern grad Worked this penalty-filled AHL game Ryan Hersey Referee in AHL, Hockey East This duo had previously worked North Dakota vs Ferris Stats Linesmen: Bob Bernard, Tommy George Tommy George worked the 2014 Sochi Olympics Both Bernard & George work in the AHL Penalties: ND – 1 minor (Too Many Men) Minnesota – 2...

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Wild’s Rupp Suspended Four Games For Hit on Blues’ T.J. Oshie

Minnesota Wild forward Mike Rupp has been suspended four games for an illegal hit to the head of the Sl. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie. Rupp was given a match-penalty on the play. Referees for the game were Jean Hebert (#15) and Dennis LaRue (#14). Wild coach Darryl Sydor said Minny wasn't trying to "send message" with Rupp hit on Oshie. "We didn't mark anybody." #MvsW — Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 11, 2014 Oshie did not return to the game. He also missed the Blues’ 3-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday night and is day-to-day for the Blues’...

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