USA Hockey Magazine Podcast: Andy McElman

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USA Hockey Magazine Podcast

Andy McElman, Oct. 10, 2019

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This podcast features Andy McElman, retired NHL linesman with 1,500 games under his belt. Coming from the Inaugural USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Symposium, McElman discusses enjoying the game, respecting young officials and his final game.

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[0:00-0:42] Intro and guest introduction

[0:43-2:54] On having fun in officiating and not losing touch of why they’re out on the ice

[2:55-5:57] On making the job fun for the next generation of both officials and players

[5:58-8:53] On the conduct of coaches and parents toward young officials, and leaving ego out of the rink

[8:54-9:19] On trying to improve sportsmanship at professional levels

[9:20-10:38] On the passion and dedication at the Inaugural USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Symposium

[10:39-12:41] On how far the officiating education program has come

[12:42-13:53] On the movement from size and grit to speed and skill in professional hockey

[13:54-18:21] On the atmosphere of and memories from his final game, after working 1,500 NHL games as a linesman

[18:22-18:54] Closing and outro


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