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Thank you for 2017/2018

Dear ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of Erste Bank Eishockeyliga I would like to thank rather warmly all referees and those you took care of all assignments in EBYSL and EBJL in the season 2017/18.  My very special thanks is due to Peter Beck, Viktor Trilar and Tripimir Piragic for their support and help in the two junior leagues. I would also like to thank you for the great cooperation during the Development Weekends, which in...

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Referee Tom Kowal officiates final NHL game

NHL Referee Tom Kowal worked his final National Hockey League game on Saturday, officiating a game between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. Kowal has taken the ice for 1,106 NHL games – 1,094 in the regular season with 12 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  His NHL debut came on January 8, 2000, in a game between the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes. This afternoon in Boston, MA the NHLOA will see for the third day in a...

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IIHF to Allow Coach’s Challenge at 2018 Olympics

NHL players and officials won’t be going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but one part of the NHL rulebook will be – the Coach’s Challenge. The IIHF will permit Coach’s Challenges in the Olympics under the same situations currently allowed in the NHL: offside prior to a goal and goaltender interference. Teams who challenge the play unsuccessfully will be penalized in the same manner they are currently in the...

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AUSTRIAN & GERMAN OFFICIALS FOR CHL FINAL

Top officials from Austria and Germany will take charge of this season’s Champions Hockey League Final. Head Referee for the Final on 6 February in Växjö will be Marc Lemelin. A native of Albuquerque, USA, Lemelin joined Austria’s EBEL in the 2016-17 season after officiating over 50 games in the NHL. This season he has refereed in the EBEL and DEL, as well as seven CHL games. Lemelin has also been selected for the 2018...

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