Day: August 29, 2014

NHL Ref Don Van Massenhoven Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

NHL referee Don Van Massenhoven recently retired from the National Hockey League after a 23-year career, but he hasn’t hung up his jersey just yet. The Strathroy, Ontario, native donned the zebra stripes and orange armbands to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Van Massenhoven challenged former Strathroy Rockets Jeff Carter and Andy McDonald, as well as the entire current Strathroy Rockets team.  He also encourages everyone to  go to ALS.ca to make a donation. For other referees and linesman participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, check out our previous story.  Let us know if you know...

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Q&A with NHL Linesman Derek Amell

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association recently sat down to talk with one of their former officials, NHL linesman Derek Amell. NHL linesman Derek Amell has been in the league for 17 years. His first game was between the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins back in 1997. Since then, the Port Colburne, Ontario, native has manned the lines for over 1,000 regular season games and more than 100 NHL playoff games. Amell worked the Stanley Cup Final in 2009, 2012, and 2014. He also covered the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Amell had a memorable on-ice moment this past season when a...

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