Day: February 4, 2016

Referee Mike Leggo Hit In Face By Clearing Attempt

Calgary has been a dangerous place for officials lately.   Last week, linesman Don Henderson was steamrolled by defenseman Dennis Wideman. Last night, referee Mike Leggo took a puck to the face. With less than two minutes to play in the first, Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland’s clearing attempt caught Leggo up high.  Linesman Lonnie Cameron immediately blew the whistle to stop play.   Leggo stayed on his feet, but was helped off the ice.  Referee Jon McIsaac finished the period working solo with linesmen Lonnie Cameron and Mark Wheler on the bluelines.   The trio were soon reunited...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 2/4/16

Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres – 7:00 EST Referees Tim Peel (#20) Games 2015-16: 44 Career Games: 1049 First NHL Game: Oct 21 1999 Birthplace: Toronto, ON   Peel NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 4.6 36 5.2 PP/Gm 3.2 16 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.2 7 3.9 PIM/Gm 10.3 9 9.5 % of Penl on Home 49% 7 48% More Penl on Road 3% 33 8% Home Win % 50% 37 65% Home Rec. 22-22     Games to OT/SO 27% 8 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 34% 39% 28% Rank 18 12 24 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS...

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Officially Speaking: Seizing an Opportunity

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at LetsPlayHockey.com:    As OS readers know, referees loathe the USA Hockey open book and closed book exams. For years, there have been rumblings in the ranks concerning the phraseology, language, grammar and relevancy of the questions asked of us veteran officials. Often, there is no single correct answer. Even seasoned professionals have trouble deciphering what the scope of the questioner’s inquiry is supposed to be.   That’s where OS comes in. As the veteran Level 3 national mouthpiece appearing in the USA’s premier hockey publication, this column has been instrumental in bringing attention...

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