Day: July 12, 2016

Brantford Referee Jim Carman Honored for OHL, Olympic Career

From the Brantford Expositor:  It was hard not to notice Jim Carman when he wore black and white on the ice. But Carman, a Mount Pleasant resident who refereed in the Ontario Hockey League for 29 years, never thought he’d be noticed the way he was on Thursday night at the Best Western-Brant Park Inn. “You never really think about it,” Carman said prior to a ceremony where he was inducted into the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of recognition. “You’re just focused on your career and doing the best job that you can do. When your career is over, it’s over. “It’s pretty amazing and very humbling.” Carman joined fellow honourees Dan Mandich and Dan Gratton (hockey) and Terry Ireland (football) as inductees on Thursday. Carman went in as a builder for his work as a hockey referee. The now 64-year-old played minor hockey and found changing jerseys about as difficult as those who came before and after him. “As a player you never missed an offside, you never missed a call,” he said. “Now all of a sudden you’ve got this (referee) jersey on and everybody is at you.” Despite how tough it can be at local rinks as a referee, Carman said he came across a lot of good minor hockey people who took him under their wings. That allowed him to gain confidence and get...

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IIHF Holds Annual Officiating Summit

From the IIHF: The 2016 IIHF / National Association Referee-in-chief Summit took place last week in Frankfurt operated by the IIHF Office and the IIHF Officiating Committee. 49 delegates – referee-in-chiefs and directors of officiating – representing 42 different countries took place at the meeting on 1st/2nd July in the city in Germany. The summit completes the four-year cycle of the committee and its strategic plan “IIHF Officiating Tree of Success” that was set up in February 2013. The summit program included the IIHF Office’s vision on officiating development and co-operation with its member national associations regarding officiating development,...

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Officially Speaking: The 10 Most Misundersood Rules in Amateur Hockey

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at LetsPlayHockey.com:   Got it! The rarest of published species. A Priority Mail delivery in ultra-safe bubble wrap, testifying to the importance of the unique written contents. Of course I’m referring to the USA Hockey gold-covered rulebook, a gainfully-earned benefit to those few of us veteran referees who have served the hockey community for 25 fully-paid, consecutive years. It’s cool. Polished. Chic. But with it comes responsibility. You know, the dissemination of complex information, perfectly broken down to catch the attention, and retention, of the hockey community at large. The kind of thing you...

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