Day: September 26, 2016

Seven Officials Join NHL For 2016-17 NHL Season

With the retirements of a handful of veteran officials, the NHL had some important jobs to fill.   Here are the seven referees and linesmen joining the National Hockey League’s officiating ranks for the 2016-17 season.    REFEREES Pierre Lambert (#47) Lambert, 28, began officiating at age 14 in his hometown of St-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec. He refereed three seasons in the QMJHL, working 116 regular season games and 18 playoff games including the 2013 President’s Cup Final. He moved up to the ECHL for the 2013-14 season, where he handled the ECHL’s Kelly Cup Finals three straight years.  He also...

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All-American Prospects Game Officials Q&A

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game was held Friday September 22, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The game featured some of USA Hockey’s top prospect players, along with some of their most talented officials. Referees Lucas Martin and Terrence Murphy and linesmen Riley Bowles and Nick Briganti joined us for a Q&A prior to puck drop.  Scouting the Refs:  What does it mean to be selected to work the All-American Prospects Game?  Lucas Martin: Honestly, it’s an honor. I’ve been working for USA Hockey for 18 years now, working higher level hockey for the last ten. I’m just...

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