Month: March 2016

Referee Butch Mousseau’s Services Scheduled

Referee Butch Mousseau, who died after suffering a head injury during a pre-game skate, will be laid to rest this weekend.   A visitation will be held at Greenwood & Myers Mortuary Thursday, March 31 at 4:00 PM MDT with a Recitation of the Rosary at 6:30.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on Friday, April 1 at 10:00 AM MDT. Oliver Phillip Mousseau, Jr., affectionately nicknamed “Butch” as a toddler, passed away on March 25, 2016 at the age of 48 years old, after he sustained a traumatic head injury in...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/31/16

New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes – 7:00 EST Referees Jon Mclsaac (#45) Games 2015-16: 18 Career Games: 25 First NHL Game: Nov 21 2013 Birthplace: Truro, NS Mclsaac NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 4.5 41 5.3 PP/Gm 2.8 36 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.8 29 4 PIM/Gm 8.9 32 9.6 % of Penl on Home 51% 2 48% More Penl on Road -4% 40 7% Home Win % 33% 41 53% Home Rec. 6-12 Games to OT/SO 33% 1 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 37% 31% Rank 23 29 12 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 NYR 1-0 0-0...

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Hawks’ Keith Faces Suspension After Stick Swing

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was ejected after a stick-swing left Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle bloodied. The play happened with 10:33 to play in the first period of Tuesday night’s game after Keith was knocked down by a push from behind by Coyle. Rolling over on the ice, Keith recklessly swung his stick, which collided with Coyle’s nose.  Keith was given a match penalty for intent to injure by referees Tim Peel and Kyle Rehman, which includes ejection from the game and automatic suspension pending league review.  “You don’t expect that, ever, in a game,” said Coyle. “[I was] kind...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/30/16

Ottawa Senators at Winnipeg Jets – 7:30 EST Referees Kyle Rehman (#37) Games 2015-16: 55 Career Games: 439 First NHL Game: Jan 22 2008 Birthplace: Stettler, AB Rehman NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 26 5.3 PP/Gm 3.6 1 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.6 3 4 PIM/Gm 11.4 3 9.6 % of Penl on Home 50% 4 48% More Penl on Road 1% 33 7% Home Win % 62% 6 53% Home Rec. 34-21 Games to OT/SO 24% 13 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 28% 38% 34% Rank 40 27 5 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 OTT 0-4 3-3 0-2...

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Referee Wes McCauley’s Enthusiastic Goal Call

If the idea of a video review isn’t quite dramatic enough for you, you’re in luck.  San Jose’s Melker Karlsson scored to give the Sharks a 4-2 lead on a controversial play that saw the puck deflect in off his skate. The league took a second look at the goal to determine whether the puck was kicked in. With the review complete, it was time to break the news to the crowd.  Referee Wes McCauley did just that in what was quite possibly the most dramatic goal announcement of all time:   Terrific job by McCauley, with the build up, the pauses,...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/29/16

Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils – 7:00 EST Referees Dan O’Rourke (#9) Games 2015-16: 49 Career Games: 901 First NHL Game: Oct 2 1999 Birthplace: Calgary, AB O’Rourke NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 23 5.3 PP/Gm 3 28 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.8 29 4 PIM/Gm 8.9 32 9.6 % of Penl on Home 48% 15 48% More Penl on Road 9% 17 7% Home Win % 57% 14 53% Home Rec. 28-21 Games to OT/SO 27% 9 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 33% 38% 29% Rank 15 25 19 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS 0-3 2-6...

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ECHL Officials to Wear Mousseau Memorial Stickers

Referees and linesmen in the ECHL will be wearing a tribute to referee Butch Mousseau beginning this weekend and running through the Kelly Cup Playoffs.  All league officials’ helmets will be adorned with a ‘Butchy’ decal in memorial of the long-time referee who passed away after an on-ice fall.    Related: Referee Butch Mousseau Passes Away After On-Ice Fall During Warmups From the ECHL: Mousseaux had been an ECHL official since the 1999-2000 season, working over 300 games, while also serving as a collegiate referee. He was a full-time WCHA referee for 16 seasons, beginning with the 2003-04 campaign;...

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North Dakota Player Scores Goal, Gets Taken Out By Referee

When you’re on the ice, always keep your head up — even after you score a goal.  North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula beat Michigan goaltender Steve Racine to give his team a 1-0 lead.  On the ice, UND’s Caggiula looked an unstoppable force. That’s when he ran into an immovable object: referee Chip McDonald.    While Michigan may not have been able to stop North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula, referee Chip McDonald...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/28/16

Winnipeg Jets at Philadelphia Flyers – 7:00 EST Referees Tom Kowal (#32) Games 2015-16: 58 Career Games: 943 First NHL Game: Oct 29 1999 Birthplace: Vernon, BC Kowal NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5 33 5.3 PP/Gm 3 28 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.1 20 4 PIM/Gm 9.6 18 9.6 % of Penl on Home 48% 15 48% More Penl on Road 8% 20 7% Home Win % 52% 27 53% Home Rec. 30-28 Games to OT/SO 21% 24 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 36% 39% 26% Rank 8 22 33 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 WPG 1-3 2-4 2-4...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/27/16

New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes – 5:00 EST Referees Frederick L’Ecuyer (#17) Games 2015-16: 60 Career Games: 464 First NHL Game: Oct 11 2007 Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, QC L’Ecuyer NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 4.9 36 5.3 PP/Gm 3.5 7 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.2 12 4 PIM/Gm 9.7 15 9.6 % of Penl on Home 47% 30 48% More Penl on Road 11% 7 7% Home Win % 48% 32 53% Home Rec. 29-31 Games to OT/SO 18% 31 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 35% 37% 27% Rank 10 28 30 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 NJD 1-5 0-3...

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