Day: March 26, 2016

Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/26/16

Winnipeg Jets at Buffalo Sabres – 1:00 EST Referees Garrett Rank (#48) Games 2015-16: 22 Career Games: 30 First NHL Game: Jan 15 2015 Birthplace: Elmira, ON Rank NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 26 5.3 PP/Gm 3.4 11 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.1 17 4 PIM/Gm 9.4 22 9.6 % of Penl on Home 49% 10 48% More Penl on Road 3% 30 7% Home Win % 55% 18 53% Home Rec. 12-10 Games to OT/SO 18% 31 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 35% 40% 25% Rank 11 13 35 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 WPG 0-2 0-0 0-0...

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Mousseau’s Impact Was Significant, Far-Reaching

Much like the officials we cover here at Scouting the Refs, we try to go by the book. It’s all about understanding and interpreting the rules, or, in our case, reporting on the rules, their interpretation, and enforcement. The passing of referee Butch Mousseau, though, has prompted something a bit more personal.   I did not know Butch Mousseau. I’d never met the man.   Reading through the stories, the anecdotes, and the outpouring of support for his family, I truly wish I had. It’s clear that Mousseau’s 48 years were not long enough. The way Butch spent those years...

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Referee Butch Mousseau Passes Away After Head Injury

The officiating community suffered a big loss today, as long-time referee Butch Mousseau passed away from a head injury suffered prior to a WCHA game last Friday.  Mousseau, 48, fell during warm-ups prior to a game between Ferris State and Michigan Tech.  He was skating backwards with his hands in his pockets, and was not wearing a helmet at the time of his injury.  “It’s just shocking to me how it happened,” Mousseaux’s wife, Macaire, told MLive.  “I get the logistics of it all that he had his hands in his pockets and was just casually skating backward and tripped somehow....

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