The NHL has announced the 2019 Conference Finals referees and linesmen. Here’s tonight’s crew:
St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks
Game 2 – 9:00 EDT
|Francis Charron #6||Wes McCauley #4|
|Career PO Games||44||138|
|Career RS Games||480||1031|
|First NHL Game||4/5/10||1/20/03|
|Birthplace||Ottawa, ON||Georgetown, ON|
|Goals/Gm||5.7 (36)||6.0 (19)|
|PP/Gm||3.1 (12)||2.5 (41)|
|Penl/Gm||3.6 (18)||3.1 (39)|
|PIM/Gm||8.1 (27)||7.6 (33)|
|% of Penl on Home||47.0% (32)||51.0% (4)|
|More Penl on Rd %||11.0% (11)||-2.0% (36)|
|Home Win %||49.0% (30)||49.0% (30)|
|OT/SO Games||23.0% (15)||19.0% (28)|
|Calls by Period||1st||2nd||3rd||1st||2nd||3rd|
|Scott Cherrey #50||Derek Amell #75|
|Career PO Games||81||203|
|Career RS Games||827||1443|
|First NHL Game||10/6/07||10/11/97|
|Birthplace||Drayton, ON||Port Colborne, ON|
McCauley and Charron are officiating their first game together of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
McCauley was paired with Brian Pochmara for Rounds 1 and 2. In the opening round, they refereed PIT/NYI Gm 2, TBL/CBJ Gm3, BOS/TOR Gm4, and DAL/NSH Gm5. McCauley worked Gm7 of TOR/BOS with referee Kelly Sutherland. The second round saw McCauley and Pochmara handle CAR/NYI Gm1, STL/DAL Gm4 (DAL W 4-2), CBJ/BOS Gm5, and SJS/COL Gm6 (COL W 4-3OT). Once again, McCauley was paired with Sutherland for a Game 7; the duo worked COL/SJS Gm 7 (SJS W 3-2),
Charron officiated Round 1 with Gord Dwyer, handling CBJ/TBL Gm1, WPG/STL Gm3, NYI/PIT Gm4, VGK/SJS Gm5 (SJS W 5-2), BOS/TOR Gm6. He worked with referee Dan O’Rourke in Round 2, working CBJ/BOS Gm1, CAR/NYI Gm3, and SJS/COL Gm3 (SJS W 4-2). Interestingly, both of Charron’s partners – Dwyer and O’Rourke – are working the Conference Finals with new partners.
Scott Cherrey and Derek Amell manned the lines during Round 2 for DAL/STL Gm1, CAR/NYI Gm2, SJS/COL Gm4, CBJ/BOS Gm5, and COL/SJS Gm7. In the opening round, Amell was paired with Andrew Smith for PIT/NYI Gm1, TBL/CBJ Gm3, WPG/STL Gm4, COL/CGY Gm5, and SJS/VGK Gm6. Cherry handled Round 1 with Devin Berg, officiating PIT/NYI Gm2, WSH/CAR Gm3, NSH/DAL Gm4, and BOS/TOR Gm6.
Standby Officials: Tim Peel #20, Ryan Gibbons #58
Series Supervisor: Kay Whitmore
Full lineup of NHL Referees and Linesmen
working the Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals.
Stats updated through 4/9/19; all stats are regular season totals. Number in parentheses indicates referee’s rank among active officials.