Day: December 4, 2013

Local Ref Brad Meier Going to Olympics

A little local love for Ohio native Brad Meier from the Star Phoenix: NHL referee Brad Meier, who grew up in Saskatoon, is headed to the Sochi Olympics.   Meier was one of 14 referees named this week to work the men’s hockey competition at the upcoming Olympic Games. Seven of those 14 referees come out of the NHL.   Meier began his NHL officiating career in 1999-2000.   He’s also worked the 1998 Olympics along with the 1989 and 1998 Memorial Cups and the 1995 world junior championship....

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Tonight’s Officials – 12/4/13

Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils Referees: Rob Martell (#26), Kelly Sutherland (#11) Linesmen: Ryan Galloway (#82), Jonny Murray (#95) Philadelphia Flyers at Detroit Red Wings Referees: Ian Walsh (#29), Chris Lee (#28) Linesmen: -Mark Shewchyk (#92), John Grandt (#98) Phoenix Coyotes at Calgary Flames Referees: Francois St. Laurent (#38), Tom Kowal (#32) Linesmen: Steve Barton (#59), Greg Devorski (#54)...

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Brad Boyes Just Kickin’ It Live

Can I kick it?  No, Brad Boyes, you can not. At least, not if you want it to count. The War Room determined that the goal – which would’ve put the Panthers on the board though still down 4-1 to the Pens – was kicked in. I’m not entirely convinced. You make the call: It looks to me like Boyes was stopping, then ran into the back of the defending player. Not sure I saw anything ‘distinct’ to overturn the call on the ice. I wasn’t the only one: That is VERY surprising. How they see a distinct kick...

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Linesmen Break Up Fight, Players Keep Fighting

It’s a tough job being an NHL linesman.  You watch bluelines, whistle icings, and drop the puck for faceoffs. Oh, and you also get to be the one who breaks up fights. As of this season, linesmen are even more in the line of fire.  NHL rule changes call for fights to be broken up when one of the combatants loses his helmet.   That’s exactly what happened in this donnybrook between the Stars’ Antoine Roussel and Chicago’s Andrew Shaw. Watch as linesman Andy McElman (#90) takes some solid shots to the visor from both players before executing a...

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