Refs & Rules

You know what games are like this time of year. The stands are packed, and the hitting and hollering has a louder ring to it. Perhaps with a national anthem here, and an announcement of lineups there...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 17:07
With another hockey season in the books, many officials settle in to watch the NHL playoffs.                   ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 16:47
It is often said that playing experience can help a player transition to refereeing. The same is true from an equipment standpoint. Quite simply, a player will have to purchase less to start...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:38
One of hockey’s most basic and fundamental rules may soon receive a makeover.                    ...
Monday, July 20, 2009 - 14:18
The start of a new hockey season brings with it numerous hopes and dreams. Many of our younger, promising officials dream of working higher levels of play in front of larger crowds, and working more...
Friday, July 17, 2009 - 13:56
All referees, place your hand over your right eye. Now imagine working a game that way. A pretty unsettling thought, to say the least. Now imagine building a career in officiating with that same...
Friday, July 17, 2009 - 13:51
So maybe you feel as if something is missing. Officiating has been a rewarding career. You’ve been at it for several years, during which time you’re pretty happy with the games you’...
Friday, July 17, 2009 - 13:43
As an official, have you ever wondered who cooked up a new rule or how it worked its way through the wheels of bureaucracy to become an ingrained part of the game? Whether that thought is accompanied...
Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 15:35
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