Day: February 5, 2016

QMJHL Linesman Drolet To Retire After 28 Seasons

Longtime QMJHL linesman Denis Drolet is hanging up his skates. The 53-year old will work his 908th and final regular season game tonight as the Val-d’Or Foreurs meet up with the Quebec Remparts.   Drolet has officiated in the QMJHL for 28 seasons, working a 1,016 games, including 108 playoff appearances.    The Quebec native made his Q debut on September 30th, 1998 when the Chicoutimi Sagueneens visited the Verdun Junior Canadiens.  He took the ice alongside linesman Pierre Racicot and referee Michel Beaudry.  His career highlights include ‘being on the ice with Sidney Crosby, officiat[ing] Manon Rhéaume’s first game in the QMJHL,...

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Former Referee Paul Stewart Joins NHL Concussion Lawsuit

Former NHL referee Paul Stewart is the latest to be added to the growing number of former players suing the NHL.  The players allege that the NHL did not provide adequate warning of the effects of concussions and head trauma and failed to provide proper diagnosis and care for those who suffered such injuries. They also claim that the league ‘promoted and glorified unreasonable and unnecessary violence leading to head trauma.’ Embed from Getty Images   From The Hockey News: One of the more gregarious and easy-going personalities in the game, Stewart now suffers from depressive and anxiety disorders, anger,...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 2/5/16

Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning – 7:30 EST Referees Chris Rooney (#5) Games 2015-16: 41 Career Games: 942 First NHL Game: Nov 22 2000 Birthplace: Boston, MA Rooney NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5 25 5.2 PP/Gm 2.8 31 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.5 36 3.9 PIM/Gm 8.6 33 9.5 % of Penl on Home 47% 26 48% More Penl on Road 11% 11 8% Home Win % 73% 7 65% Home Rec. 30-11 Games to OT/SO 20% 25 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 41% 27% Rank 28 8 30 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 PIT 1-2 3-3...

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