Day: December 17, 2015

Mascots Break Up Intermission Mite Fight

The intermission entertainment at a minor league hockey game really spans the gamut.  You can have fans shooting pucks through tiny openings to win cars, people in inflatable balls bouncing off each other, or inflatable characters running around.  One thing you can always count on, though, is Mites on Ice. Normally, they skate around.  Occasionally, they score a goal.  Very rarely do they fight.   In between periods of an Ontario Reign game, they did: The best part is watching the mascot come in and break things up, carrying two offenders right off the ice. The worst part? That it...

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Senators Forward Zack Smith Fined for Diving

Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith has been fined for diving/embellishment. The $2,000 fine comes after a warning issued to Smith last month. Smith received a warning after the Senators’ game against the Vancouver Canucks on November 12.  He did not draw a penalty with his dive in that game. His second incident, which resulted in the fine, came on December 10 when Ottawa faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Smith drew a holding call against Tampa’s Steven Stamkos from referee Ghislain Hebert:   As a reminder, here’s the league’s scale for diving/embellishment penalties: Smith, is the second player to...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 12/17/15

Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo Sabres – 7:00 EST Referees Gord Dwyer (#19) Games 2015-16: 25 Career Games: 670 First NHL Game: Nov 19 2005 Birthplace: Halifax, NS Dwyer NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 4.9 29 5.2 PP/Gm 3.8 3 3.2 Penl/Gm 4.4 6 4.1 PIM/Gm 10.3 12 9.7 % of Penl on Home 48% 18 48% More Penl on Road 7% 21 9% Home Win % 68% 15 64% Home Rec. 17-8 Games to OT/SO 36% 3 24% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 34% 35% 32% Rank 20 27 14 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 ANA 0-1 2-2 4-0...

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