Day: January 24, 2014

Goaltender Interference Sparks Ducks Win

Ducks forward Tim Jackman likes to stir things up in the crease. Sometimes, though, he’s better served staying out of the paint. The Ducks weren’t having a terrific game. They were trailing the Kings 1-0 and being outshot 16-4 midway through the game. That’s when Jackman drove to the net… and bumped the Los Angeles netminder. It wasn’t much contact, but it was enough for referee Eric Furlatt to wave off the goal. Ducks goal waved off because officials ruled that Jackman made contact with Quick. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) January 24, 2014 Very light interference by Jackman on...

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Backes Gets Away With Head Shot on Kreider

You can’t expect the referees to see everything that happens in a hockey game. But when the player in question: Just fired a shot on goal Is skating behind the net, towards the official Is fouled less than 30′ away from the official Went down hard enough to justify blowing the whistle for a possible injury Well, maybe referee Mike Hasenfratz should’ve seen that one.  Take a look: Thankfully, Kreider wasn’t hurt on the play. While it was a head shot, don’t expect anything from the Department of Player Safety. With Kreider already on the way down, that likely...

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Ref Reading: Creigh Eyes Officiating Career

Not every hockey dream is about scoring that overtime, game-winning goal.   Some actually want to take the ice in stripes. Ross Coyle over at the Kent Reporter wrote up a great feature on one such official, rookie WHL referee Al Creigh.  An excerpt is below; head over to read the full story. Creigh, a 26-year-old aeronautical engineering student at the University of Washington from Sumner, first started officiating at the age of 15 for midget league games at the Kent Valley Ice Centre.   “I completely hated it when I first started doing it,” he says with a...

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Tonight’s Officials – 1/24/14

Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Referees: Steve Kozari #40 4.2 minor penalties per game 12.2 total PIM per game Favors home team (46.8% minors called vs. home) Francis Charron #6 3.6 minor penalties per game 9.9 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (50.2% minors called vs. home) Linesmen: Tim Nowak #77, Ryan Galloway #83 Colorado Avalanche at Florida Panthers Referees: Greg Kimmerly #18 3.4 minor penalties per game 10.8 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (50.0% minors called vs. home) Francois St. Laurent #38 4.2 minor penalties per game 13.5 total PIM per game Favors home...

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