Day: February 20, 2014

USA/Canada Women’s Gold Medal Game Ends in Officiating Debacle

The USA vs. Canada Gold Medal game for women’s ice hockey in the 2014 Sochi Olympics was referee Joy Johnston (nee Tottman)’s first championship game.   It might also be her last. First off, I’m not blaming the referee for the Team USA loss.  The Americans had a 2-0 lead with less than four minutes to play and needed to shut the door.  Even without interference from the linesman that nearly led to an empty net goal, they should have won. They didn’t.  Unfortunately, the loss is on them. That doesn’t excuse referee Joy Tottman for what happened in...

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Olympic Referees – Men’s Semifinal – 2/21/14

Men’s Playoff Qualifications Sweden vs. Finland– 16:00 Sochi time / 7:00am EST Referees: Konstantin Olenin (Russia), Tim Peel (USA/NHL) Linesmen:  Chris Carlson (Canada), Derek Amell (Canada/NHL) United States vs. Canada – 21:00 Sochi time / 12:00pm EST Referees: Brad Meier (USA/NHL), Kelly Sutherland (Canada/NHL) Linesmen:  Greg Devorski (Canada/NHL), Ivan Dedioulia...

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Olympic Women’s Hockey Referees – Medal-Round – 2/20/14

Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Canada Referee:  Joy Tottman (Great Britain) Linesmen:  Ilona Novotna (CZE) and Zuzana Svobodova (CZE) Tottman has officiated three games in 2014 Sochi Olympics:  Teams Total PIM PIM by Team Preliminaries CAN 3 – FIN 0 22 CAN-12 FIN-10 Preliminaries RUS 3 – SWE 1 18 RUS-4 SWE-14 Quarterfinal SUI 2 – RUS 0 10 SUI-8 RUS-2 PIM called by period: 1st 2nd 3rd 20 16 14 This is Tottman’s first Gold Medal Game at a major tournament She has worked Women’s World Championship every year from 2009-2013. Officiated the Bronze Medal Game of the 2013...

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