Day: June 6, 2016

Linesman Mike Cvik On His 29-Year NHL Career and Retirement

After 1,868 regular season and 88 playoff games, long-time linesman Mike Cvik hung up his size 15 skates this past January, working his final game in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. “I got to request some cities, request some guys I wanted to work with and I got to do a lot of things I wanted to do and see a lot of my friends,” the 53-year-old official said of his final season. We caught up with the recently-retired linesman during a rare moment of down-time to talk hockey.  Scouting the Refs: After 29 years on the ice, how are you enjoying...

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IIHF Referee Roman Gofman on Working the World Championships Final

Russian referee Roman Gofman was selected to officiate the Gold Medal Game of the 2016 IIHF World Championships, which saw Canada defeat Finland by a score of 2-0. He took the ice alongside fellow referee Tobias Wehrli of Switzerland and linesmen Fraser McIntyre from the USA and Gleb Lazarev of Russia.   Gofman and Lazarev were named as top officials in the KHL for the 2015-16 season.  The 31-year-old official spoke with about working a championship in his home country:   You became the first referee in the history of Russia to be granted the privilege of officiating a World...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Final Referees & Linesmen – Game 4

Pittsburgh Penguins at San Jose Sharks – 8:00 EDT Referees Wes McCauley (#4) Playoff Gms 2016: 14 RS Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 886 First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003 Birthplace: Georgetown, ON   Playoffs PO Rank Reg Season RS Rank Goals/Gm 4.8 15 5.5 8 PP/Gm 2.7 19 2.7 40 Penl/Gm 3.8 15 3.8 35 PIM/Gm 8.5 15 9.8 18 % of Penl on Home 46% 14 50% 4 More Penl on Road 18% 6 -1% 38 Home Win % 79% 1 55% 19 Home Rec. 11-3   41-34   Games to OT/SO 14% 14 25% 12 Calls...

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