Day: April 5, 2016

NHL Officials’ Center Ice Tribute To Fallen Linesmen

Trying to keep their memories alive, NHL referees and linesman perform a ritual before every game at center-ice to pay tribute to two linesmen, Stephane Provost and John D’Amico, who died during the lockout. By Michael Russo Originally published in 2005 Pierre Racicot used to look forward to that 250-mile trek across Alligator Alley and up the west coast of Florida to Tampa. The four-hour drive went by in a snap because in the passenger seat was his best friend, fellow NHL linesman Stephane Provost. From their homes in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Weston, the Montreal natives...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 4/5/16

Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins – 7:00 EST Referees Chris Rooney (#5) Games 2015-16: 57 Career Games: 958 First NHL Game: Nov 22 2000 Birthplace: Boston, MA Rooney NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 26 5.3 PP/Gm 2.9 31 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.6 37 4 PIM/Gm 8.6 36 9.6 % of Penl on Home 47% 30 48% More Penl on Road 13% 4 7% Home Win % 60% 8 53% Home Rec. 34-23 Games to OT/SO 23% 17 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 41% 27% Rank 22 11 31 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 CAR 3-1 1-3 2-2...

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2016 IIHF World Championship Referees & Linesmen Named

The 2016 IIHF World Championship begins May 6 in Russia.  Games with be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg through May 22.  Some officiating assignments of note: USA Referee Timothy Mayer, the only American to wear armbands in the tourney, is a six-year veteran of the AHL. He and linesman Fraser McIntyre, also an AHL official, previously worked the 2015 World Championships and the 2014 World Juniors in Malmo, Sweden. Linesman Judson Ritter has also seen international action in the 2015 World Juniors. Ritter currently works games in the AHL and ECHL.  Canada Canada will be represented by referee Brett Iverson and linesman Nicolas Chartrand-Piche, both of whom...

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