Day: September 20, 2014

KHL Linesmen Wear Helmet Cams

Dashboard cameras are huge in Russia.  Thanks to insurance concerns, most drivers sport one to track what happens in front of their vehicles. Two KHL linesmen took a similar approach — bolting on helmet-cams — for recent games. Game one has linesman Yuri Ivanov (#51) with the helmet-cam for Jokerit against Dynamo Riga.  Also in stripes are linesman Pyotr Alyoshin (#37) and referees Alexei Ravodin (#34) and Alexei Vasilyev (#12). The second game features linesman Gleb Lazarev (#61) working Dynamo Minsk against Dynamo Riga. Joining him on the ice are referees Konstantin Olenin (#37) and Jyri Ronn (#19), as well as linesman Roman Shikarhov...

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KHL Defends Officials on Calls, Non-Calls

After some controversial calls – and non-calls – the KHL is stepping up to defend its on-ice officials. After conducting reviews of some of the latest issues, the league has issued a formal response. Barys Coach Ejected Barys Astana Head Coach Andrei Nazarov was ejected late in his team’s 3-2 loss to Admiral Vladivostok. His actions earned him a six game suspension. Some, though, were critical of the referee’s role in getting him to that point. At the time of Nazarov’s ejection, Barys had been called for nine penalties, with just one to Admiral. Vladivostok was about to go...

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