Day: January 5, 2015

Player Spears Opponent, Throws Helmet During Fight

Joe Grimaldi has made a career out of spending time in the penalty box.  The New York native bounced around the ECHL, CHL, and AHL for four seasons – posting 612 PIMs in 206 professional games – before heading over to Europe to try to keep his hockey career going. Last season, he joined the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers, where he racked up a whopping 83 penalty minutes in six games and also picked up a four game suspension before being released.  (Somehow, he also managed two goals and six assists in those games.) On Saturday, Grimaldi – then playing with...

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Tonight’s WJC Medal Round Referees & Linesmen – 1/5/15

Bronze Medal Game: Sweden vs. Slovakia – 4:00pm Referees: Roman Gofman (RUS), Konstantin Olenin (RUS) Linesmen: Bevan Mills (CAN), Judson Ritter (USA) Standby Ref: Steve Patafie (USA) Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. Russia – 8:15pm Referees: Marcus Vinnerborg (SWE), Tobias Wehrli (SUI) Linesmen: Miroslav Lhotsky (CZE), Andreas Malmqvist (SWE) Standby Ref: Linus Ohlund...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/5/15

Just one game on a quiet Monday in the National Hockey League – Jets vs. Sharks #WestSideStory: San Jose Sharks at Winnipeg Jets – 8:00 EST Referees Brian Pochmara (#16) Games 2014-15: 35 Career Games: 502 First NHL Game: Dec 23 2005 Birthplace: Detroit, MI Pochmara NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.2 20 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 3.5 9 3.3 Penalties/Gm 4.6 10 4.3 PIM/Gm 11.6 7 10.4 % of Penl on Home Team 46% 31 48% More Penl on Road Team 17% 7 9% Home Win % 63% 6 50% Home Record 22-13 Games to OT/SO 26% 17 27%...

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Referees & Linesmen for IIHF Women’s U18

  The IIHF Women’s U18 Tournament kicks off this week in Buffalo. Here are the referees and linesmen who’ll be working the tournament: Referees Deana Cuglietta (GBR) Jerilyn Glenn (USA) Debby Hengst (NED) Miyuki Nakayama (JPN) Lacey Senuk (CAN) Ramona Weiss(GER) Linesmen Anna Hammar (SWE) Michaela Kudelova (SVK) Tae-Ri Lee (KOR) Jennifer McMahon (CAN) Natasa Pagon (SLO) Jacqueline Spresser (USA) Vanessa Stratton (CAN) Svenja Strohmenger (GER) Johanna Tauriainen...

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