Day: November 21, 2014

Female Referees Erin Blair & Katie Guay to Make SPHL Debuts

The Southern Professional Hockey League’s Columbus Cottonmouths are no strangers when it comes to supporting women in hockey.  The club, owned by Ms. Wanda Amos, was the first SPHL team to have a woman on their roster when goaltender Shannon Szabados suited up last season.  On Friday, November 21, the team will host the first female officials in the SPHL for their Hockey and Heels/Girl Scout Night. Referees Erin Blair and Katie Guay will take to the ice to officiate Friday night’s game between the Columbus Cottonmouths and the Fayetteville FireAntz. Both referees bring plenty of experience into the game....

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Tonight’s NHL Officials – 11/21/14

Team records and calls-by-period still to come. Any other data you want to see? Let us know. New York Rangers at Buffalo Sabres – POSTPONED   New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins – 7:00 EST Referees Dave Jackson #8 Games 2014-15: 13 Career Games: 1344 Birthplace: Montreal, QC Jackson NHL Rank NHL Avg Power Plays/Gm 2.9 35 3.4 Penalties/Gm 4.2 28 4.6 PIM/Gm 10.2 24  10.9 % of Penl on Home Team 54% 4 48% More Penl on Road Team -15% 38 10% Home Win % 38% 28  48% Home Record 5-8 Games to OT/SO 15% 29 26% Marc Joannette...

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Rule Change: NHL Scraps Dry Scrape Before OT

The dry scrape is a buzz kill, according to Red Wings GM Ken Holland. As of Saturday, that buzz kill is no more.  The dry scrape-era is coming to an end. The last Zamboni run of the night will happen prior to the start of the third period.   After that, it’s all shovels and squeegees.   “It’s one of the few things that has never worked out,” said NHL VP Colin Campbell via “It hasn’t worked out. It’s not good for the fans, it hasn’t been good for the players. We were trying to come up with good ice, and...

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