Day: March 24, 2015

Linesman-Cam View of ECHL’s Mallards vs. Americans

We’ve seen the NHL experiment with ref-cams in their broadcasts.  What we haven’t seen much of is a linesman’s point of view.  Thanks to ECHL linesman William Hancock, we’ve got some linesman-cam highlights from the Quad City Mallards game against the Allen Americans on March 7.  The referee for the game was Chris Pitoscia, with Francois Dussureault the other linesman. Share Thank you to ECHL linesman William Hancock for agreeing to mount our GoPro on his helmet for a game against the Allen Americans. Here are a few highlights from the game on March 7th. Enjoy! Posted by Quad City...

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NHL Alums, Referee Suit Up For Congressional Hockey Challenge

On March 25, a battle will be brewing just off Capitol Hill. The confines will be a bit less formal and quite a bit colder than the participants may be accustomed to.  Lawmakers and lobbyists – one a former NHL referee – will face off Wednesday in the seventh annual Congressional Hockey Challenge. Instead of suits and ties, the combatants will be sporting skates and sticks as they take to the ice in the name of charity and good fun. Former NHL referee Pat Meehan, currently a Congressman from Pennsylvania, will be hitting the ice for the Lawmakers.  Meehan worked as...

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LNAH Referee Jim Chandik Injured by Hit From Behind

Referee Jim Chandik is getting ready to call it a career. The veteran official plans to retire at the end of this season, his 20th with the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH) and third as the league’s Director of Officials.  His retirement nearly came unexpectedly early after a dangerous hit from behind. Chandik was injured last week during a game between the Cornwell River Kings and the Sorel-Tracy Blackhawks. The veteran official was taken out from behind by Blackhawks forward Dominic Savoie, who appeared to catch his skate blade on the ice. Chandik went down hard, hitting his head...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/24/15

Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders – 7:00 EST Referees Dan O’Rourke (#9) Games 2014-15: 66 Career Games: 842 First NHL Game: Oct 2 1999 Birthplace: Calgary, AB O’Rourke NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.4 13 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 3.3 7 3.1 Penalties/Gm 4.1 19 4.1 PIM/Gm 9.3 31 9.9 % of Penl on Home Team 47% 32 49% More Penl on Road Team 11% 10 6% Home Win % 50% 14 47% Home Rec. 33-33 Games to OT/SO 24% 23 25% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 38% 30% Rank 26 20 23 Team Records...

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