Day: March 29, 2016

Referee Wes McCauley’s Enthusiastic Goal Call

If the idea of a video review isn’t quite dramatic enough for you, you’re in luck.  San Jose’s Melker Karlsson scored to give the Sharks a 4-2 lead on a controversial play that saw the puck deflect in off his skate. The league took a second look at the goal to determine whether the puck was kicked in. With the review complete, it was time to break the news to the crowd.  Referee Wes McCauley did just that in what was quite possibly the most dramatic goal announcement of all time:   Terrific job by McCauley, with the build up, the pauses,...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/29/16

Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils – 7:00 EST Referees Dan O’Rourke (#9) Games 2015-16: 49 Career Games: 901 First NHL Game: Oct 2 1999 Birthplace: Calgary, AB O’Rourke NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 23 5.3 PP/Gm 3 28 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.8 29 4 PIM/Gm 8.9 32 9.6 % of Penl on Home 48% 15 48% More Penl on Road 9% 17 7% Home Win % 57% 14 53% Home Rec. 28-21 Games to OT/SO 27% 9 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 33% 38% 29% Rank 15 25 19 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS 0-3 2-6...

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ECHL Officials to Wear Mousseau Memorial Stickers

Referees and linesmen in the ECHL will be wearing a tribute to referee Butch Mousseau beginning this weekend and running through the Kelly Cup Playoffs.  All league officials’ helmets will be adorned with a ‘Butchy’ decal in memorial of the long-time referee who passed away after an on-ice fall.    Related: Referee Butch Mousseau Passes Away After On-Ice Fall During Warmups From the ECHL: Mousseaux had been an ECHL official since the 1999-2000 season, working over 300 games, while also serving as a collegiate referee. He was a full-time WCHA referee for 16 seasons, beginning with the 2003-04 campaign;...

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