Day: June 12, 2015

Ref Kelly Sutherland Mic’d Up for Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Another Cup Final game, another mic’d up look at the action from ice level. Referee Kelly Sutherland gives us a listen. Some highlights: 1:13 – Sutherland: “Good battle! Watch the interference! Shaw’s good there! [Whistle] Good, guys. It’s a good battle! Just take it, Andrew, it’s a good battle.” 1:19 – Sutherland and Chicago’s Andrew Shaw discuss the previous play.Sutherland: “Good job not going back at the goalie, Andrew.”Shaw: “Oh, is that why you blew the whistle like four times?”Sutherland: “Yeah, I knew what you were thinking, cause I think like you.”...

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NCAA Considering Rule Change For Incidental Contact with Goaltenders

Like the NHL, the NCAA is working hard to try to clarify calls relating to contact with goaltenders.  The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee has proposed a change to the current rule, which rules that goals must be disallowed when an offensive player initiates contact withe the goaltender.  Under the new recommendation, it would be at the referee’s discretion to determine whether that contact interfered with the goaltender’s ability to play his position. “The college hockey community, at all levels, voiced concern that goals were being disallowed more than they should be,” said Michian State head coach Tom Anastos,...

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