Day: December 18, 2015

Referee Nic LeDuc Returns to Ice After Horrifying Injury

Last season, AHL/ECHL referee Nic Leduc suffered a traumatic injury prior to working a scheduled game back in April. He had a lengthy stay in the hospital as he recovered from his injuries.  At times, there was concern he would never return to the ice.  Friends and fellow officials helped pitch in to raise funds for Leduc’s medical bills.   Seven months later, Leduc has finally returned to the ice. He’s now in his fifth season as an ECHL referee, with two Kelly Cup Finals under his belt. He likely would’ve worked his third straight last season, if not for his...

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Russian Referee Evgeny Romasko Learns On The Fly

Last season, Evgeny Romasko became the first Russian-born official to referee an NHL game. After splitting time between the NHL, AHL, and KHL last season, Romasko has made the jump to North American hockey full-time. Romasko’s worked eight games this season, with his ninth slated for December 18, when the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Washington Capitals. That will bring his NHL total to 22 games.   He’s also suited up for 20 AHL games this season, 15 with a partner and five as the solo referee.  Sports Illustrated’s Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) gives us a look at Romasko’s adjustment...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 12/18/15

Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins – 7:00 EST Referees Ian Walsh (#29) Games 2015-16: 26 Career Games: 872 First NHL Game: Oct 14 2000 Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA   Walsh NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.7 6 5.2 PP/Gm 3.1 26 3.2 Penl/Gm 4.3 10 4 PIM/Gm 10.5 9 9.6 % of Penl on Home 49% 9 48% More Penl on Road 6% 23 9% Home Win % 65% 25 65% Home Rec. 17-9     Games to OT/SO 31% 7 24% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 29% 42% 29% Rank 36 7 19 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS...

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