Day: January 9, 2015

Female Referees Blair & Huntley to Work SPHL Game

Back in November, referees Erin Blair and Katie Guay became the first female referees to officiate a game in the Souther Professional Hockey League (SPHL).  The duo had a solid debut, though it was a busy night. Blair and Guay called 29 penalties totaling 94 minutes, including two fights.  The Columbus Cottonmouths edged out the Fayetteville FireAntz with a 5-4 overtime win on the strength of the third woman on the ice, Columbus goaltender Shannon Szabados. The league was so impressed by the officials, they’ve offered an opportunity to do it again.  Friday night’s game – once again between the...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/9/15

New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils – 7:00 EST Referees Brad Watson (#23) Games 2014-15: 34 Career Games: 1063 First NHL Game: Mar 7 1996 Birthplace: Regina, SK Watson NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 4.9 32 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 3.7 6 3.3 Penalties/Gm 4.5 15 4.3 PIM/Gm 9.9 26 10.4 % of Penl on Home Team 48% 13 48% More Penl on Road Team 8% 20 9% Home Win % 53% 15 50% Home Record 18-16 Games to OT/SO 24% 26 27% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 31% 39% 30% Rank 23 19 21 Team...

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