Day: May 10, 2015

Swiss Penalty For Pushing Stick in OT Leads to Sweden’s GWG

Teammates should always help each other out. Except, that is, when you have to break a rule to do it. Unfortunately for Swiss forward Morris Trachsler, his assistance resulted in an overtime penalty that led to the game-winning goal for Team Sweden. GIF: ref calls penalty on Swiss player for pushing Streit's stick back to him — in OT — Sweden scores GWG on PP — Stephanie (@myregularface) May 9, 2015 The IIHF Rulebook spells it out in Rule 120-iii, which covers broken sticks and, per 120-iv, lost sticks that are intact: 120-iii. A player … may receive a stick...

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IIHF Referee Takes Shot Below The Belt

Refereeing can be a thankless job. Between the arguments from players and insults from fans, you also spend 60 minutes dodging players and pucks on the ice. For IIHF referee Tobais Wehrli, there was one more puck he wished he’d have been able to dodge. During a game between Germany and Latvia at the 2015 World Championships, Wehrli took a shot in a very uncomfortable spot. Germany obviously didn’t score on that play, but they did go on to win the game...

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Moms and Refs: Breaking Up (Fights) Is Hard To Do

Your mom loves you. She’ll do anything for you – even if it means taking the ice to break up a fight. That’s exactly what one Boston hockey mom did a few years back, when she stepped over the board to settle a brawl: You may not agree with her approach — the ref certainly didn’t — but it was effective. When mom crashed the rink, the fights stopped.   Nobody wants to mess with an angry mom…   especially one armed with a...

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Tonight’s NHL Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 5/10/15

< New York Rangers at Washington Capitals – 7:00 EST Referees Kelly Sutherland (#11) Playoff Games 2015: 6 Career Playoff Games: 93 Reg Season Games: 938 First NHL Game: Dec 19 2000 Birthplace: Richmond, BC Playoffs Regular Season Goals/Gm 3.8 5 PP/Gm 2.7 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.2 4.3 PIM/Gm 8.4 11 % Penl on Home Team 46% 49% More Penl on Rd Team 17% 2% Home Win % 50% 51% Home Rec. 3-3 36-34 OT Games 17% 24% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Reg Season 31% 38% 32% Playoffs 33% 33% 33% Team Records ’15 Playoffs ’14-15 ’13-14 NYR...

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