Day: September 21, 2016

Ref Cam Wins 2016 World Cup

The action on the ice during the 2016 World Cup has been terrific.  Even better is the one unique camera angle that takes you right into the middle of it: the ref cam. We’ve seen ref cams before.  The NHL has rolled them out for highlight events, including All-Star Game and the league’s signature Winter Classic and Stadium Series events. Never have them been used as frequently or close to real-time as they have been during the World Cup.  Here’s a look at highlights from the opening weekend, which kicks off the action with an extreme closeup of linesman...

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Mic’d Up: Referee Kelly Sutherland at Europe/Czech Republic

Referee Kelly Sutherland was mic’d up for Monday’s World Cup game between Team Europe and the Czech Republic.   One of the league’s most talkative officials on the ice – and off – Sutherland does a terrific job of letting players know where the line is and when they’re getting close to crossing it. He starts off by explaining a holding the stick penalty called on Team Europe’s Mark Streit. “You grabbed [the stick] right when the puck was coming,” says Sutherland. “I don’t mind if the puck’s not there, Mark, but when you grab right before the puck gets...

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Referees and Linesmen for CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

The 2016 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be held on September 22, 2016, at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, featuring 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Thirty-five of those players are listed on the 2016-17 NHL Central Scouting Futures List, which highlights players that have potential to be selected in the first three rounds of the draft. Past participants in the event include Jack Eichel, Seth Jones, and Dylan Larkin. The players will be split into two teams coached by US Hockey Hall of Fame members and former Philadelphia Flyers Mark Howe and John LeClair. ...

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