Day: May 24, 2016

KHL Awards “Golden Whistle”, Names Top Officials for 2015-16

The KHL has handed out their 2015-16 season hardware, including the coveted Golden Whistle. Referee Eduard Odins received the Andrei Starovoitov Award – also known as the “Golden Whistle” – as the league’s best referee. This is the 39-year-old Latvian referee’s fifth win, having previously received the award in 2014, 2013, and 2011.  The 2015 winner was Alexei Anisimov, while Vyacheslav Bulanov claimed the prize in 2012. The award was named after long-time Russian referee Andrei Starovoitov, who officiated eight IIHF World Championships from 1955-1966. He was the General Secretary of the Soviet Ice Hockey Federation from 1969-1986, and also a...

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Mic’d Up: Referee Dan O’Halloran at Sharks/Blues Game 4

Referee Dan O’Halloran is the latest to be mic’d up for some Stanley Cup Playoff action.   Take a listen to the veteran official at ice level as the San Jose Sharks take on the St. Louis Blues.   “You hooked him and you ran him off into the wall,” O’Halloran tells Blues forward Paul Stastny. “I’m gonna call that all night, Stast!” O’Halloran also spends some time at the St. Louis bench, explaining a call to Troy Brouwer.  With 2:11 to play, the referee sends San Jose’s Tommy Wingels and Blues forward Alex Steen to the locker rooms. ...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Referees & Linesmen – 5/24/16

Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning – 8:00 EDT Referees Gord Dwyer (#19) Playoff Gms 2016: 10 RS Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 795 First NHL Game: Nov 19 2005 Birthplace: Halifax, NS   Playoffs PORank RegSeason RSRank Goals/Gm 5.4 7 5.1 32 PP/Gm 4.1 5 3.6 2 Penl/Gm 4.8 9 4.5 4 PIM/Gm 11.2 8 11.1 4 % of Penl on Home 46% 15 48% 17 More Penl on Road 16% 6 9% 15 Home Win % 60% 4 55% 19 Home Rec. 6-4   41-34   Games to OT/SO 40% 2 23% 16 Calls by Period 1st...

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Referee Garrett Rank Juggling AHL Playoffs, Golf Tournament

Referee Garrett Rank had a busy season on the ice, but it’s his off-ice game that’s keeping him even busier these days.  Hired by the NHL in 2014, Rank made his NHL debut on January 15, 2015, working a full AHL season with a handful of NHL games. For 2015-16, the Elmira native handled 77 games – 31 in the NHL and 46 in the AHL – and was chosen to work the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs.  Embed from Getty Images   While he’s moving up in the world of hockey officiating, Rank has already established himself as a solid golfer, winning the Toronto Star Amateur in...

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