20 episodes

Scouting The Refs follows hockey officials across the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world, including news updates, rule changes and interpretations, suspensions, and statistics on officials and penalty calls.

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Scouting The Refs follows hockey officials across the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world, including news updates, rule changes and interpretations, suspensions, and statistics on officials and penalty calls.

    Water Bottle Fines, Player Safety Decisions, EBUGs, and Emergency Refs

    Water Bottle Fines, Player Safety Decisions, EBUGs, and Emergency Refs

    This week: Water bottle shenanigans, trade deadline homework, NHL Player Safety decisions including no ban for Stars' Benn and fine for Flyers' Niskanen. Also, EBUG rules, and what about emergency refs?

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    • 21 min
    Kicking Suspensions, Shootout Goals, Coach Fines, and Reviewing Player Safety

    Kicking Suspensions, Shootout Goals, Coach Fines, and Reviewing Player Safety

    A controversial shootout goal, Kassian's kick that saw him sit for seven, $10,000 for Claude Julien's thoughts on officiating, Evander Kane's Player Safety comments, linesman Scott Driscoll's last trip to Vegas, and Jamie Benn gets creative on the forecheck.

    Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports.

    The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at www.goteamstripes.co

    • 21 min
    High Stick Follow-Throughs, Offside Line Changes, Hand Passes, and the Coach's Challenge Process

    High Stick Follow-Throughs, Offside Line Changes, Hand Passes, and the Coach's Challenge Process

    It's a wicked smaht Bruins-heavy episode of the Scouting the Refs podcast, with Boston involved in a few rule-related plays: a swing and a miss on an uncalled high stick, a whistled hand pass that cost the Blackhawks a game-winner, and a Coach's Challenge that wiped out a Bruins goal.

    The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at www.goteamstripes.com

    • 20 min
    Ref Night, Line Brawls, Late Hits, Offside, and Instigators

    Ref Night, Line Brawls, Late Hits, Offside, and Instigators

    The Battle of Alberta gave us a line brawl and a goalie fight - and some extra work for the officials. Also on deck, Ref Night at the Islanders game, fights and instigators at Bruins/Jets, late hits, and an offside that wasn't.

    Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports.

    The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at www.goteamstripes.com

    • 20 min
    All-Star Refs, Women Officials in the NHL, Pre-game Preparation, the Legality of Lacrosse-Style Goals

    All-Star Refs, Women Officials in the NHL, Pre-game Preparation, the Legality of Lacrosse-Style Goals

    This week, Todd and Josh cover the NHL All-Star officials and the inclusion of women's hockey in the festivities, along with women officiating in the NHL, pre-game preparation, the legality of lacrosse-style goals -- and their inevitable review and challenge.  Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports

    The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at www.goteamstripes.com

    • 21 min
    NHL Players' Pick for Best Ref, Broadcast Booth Officials, and Delayed Penalties on Coach's Challenges

    NHL Players' Pick for Best Ref, Broadcast Booth Officials, and Delayed Penalties on Coach's Challenges

    Heading into the NHL All-Star Break, this week's Scouting the Refs Podcast dives into The Athletic's Player Poll and looks at the players' pick for the NHL's top referee. Todd and Josh also discuss a delayed penalty on an overturned goal, potential rule changes, and officials heading into the broadcast booth.  Follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports 

    • 22 min

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