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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:22 pm

Well it is The Eye again ... " HOCKEY NL RESPONDS TO THE GAME WINNING GOAL IN THE 2017 HERDER MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Hockey NL President, Jack Lee, says it’s unfortunate that, what was a great Herder Memorial Championship Series, has ended with controversy.

“We work real hard to ensure we have quality officiating for this level of hockey and we assign our top officials to games of this magnitude, however, they have to make judgments in real-time based on what they see” said Lee.

Hockey NL, not unlike both provincial senior leagues and most all amateur hockey in the country, has no video review technology or goal judges to assist on disputed goals. Don Kelly, Referee in Chief for Hockey NL said the game officials in this situation followed appropriate procedures and were in proper positions for this particular decision.

We certainly understand the disappointment and frustration that the Caribous organization and fans must be feeling regarding the fourth goal scored by the Cee Bees in game five, after video taken illustrates the goaltender accidently displaced the net off its mooring, thus allowing the puck to enter the net illegally. We wish that we never had this type of dispute, especially at a pivotal time in the series, however, these decisions rests with the game officials.

The Clarenville Caribous have made a protest regarding the error, but protests of games may be made only in regard to interpretation of the rules of competition, and not in regard to the judgement of a referee or other official, therefore, Hockey NL cannot rule on the protest or overturn the game official’s decision.

The Herder Memorial Championship is the highest level of hockey in the province and we will continue to work with our leagues and officials to ensure we build on all aspects of the game from officials to the playing area/rules to provide the best opportunity for fair competition. :




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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:26 pm

Too bad we have all this snow, a load of manure like this would be good to fertilize the fields.

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:30 pm

There's no way to go against a judgement call on the ice, even if it were wrong. Congrats CeeBees!!

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:38 pm

123 wrote:There's no way to go against a judgement call on the ice, even if it were wrong. Congrats CeeBees!!
Not at all surprised there Joe, guess the sewage plant on the south side is flat out digesting that load.

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:41 pm

Congrats Cheat-Bee Stars.

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:43 pm

The Eye.. wrote:Well it is The Eye again ... " HOCKEY NL RESPONDS TO THE GAME WINNING GOAL IN THE 2017 HERDER MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Hockey NL President, Jack Lee, says it’s unfortunate that, what was a great Herder Memorial Championship Series, has ended with controversy.

“We work real hard to ensure we have quality officiating for this level of hockey and we assign our top officials to games of this magnitude, however, they have to make judgments in real-time based on what they see” said Lee.

Hockey NL, not unlike both provincial senior leagues and most all amateur hockey in the country, has no video review technology or goal judges to assist on disputed goals. Don Kelly, Referee in Chief for Hockey NL said the game officials in this situation followed appropriate procedures and were in proper positions for this particular decision.

We certainly understand the disappointment and frustration that the Caribous organization and fans must be feeling regarding the fourth goal scored by the Cee Bees in game five, after video taken illustrates the goaltender accidently displaced the net off its mooring, thus allowing the puck to enter the net illegally. We wish that we never had this type of dispute, especially at a pivotal time in the series, however, these decisions rests with the game officials.

The Clarenville Caribous have made a protest regarding the error, but protests of games may be made only in regard to interpretation of the rules of competition, and not in regard to the judgement of a referee or other official, therefore, Hockey NL cannot rule on the protest or overturn the game official’s decision.

The Herder Memorial Championship is the highest level of hockey in the province and we will continue to work with our leagues and officials to ensure we build on all aspects of the game from officials to the playing area/rules to provide the best opportunity for fair competition. :




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Congrats to CeeBees, they can't be blamed for poor reffing!!
But I beg to differ with HNL saying they can't rule as proper procedure was followed. It WAS NOT followed!! The rules say that when a goal is disputed the referee is supposed to consult the other on-ice officials. Hollett refused thus he broke the rules.
But that's all she wrote!!

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:51 pm

Wadman wrote:Congrats Cheat-Bee Stars.
suck it up buttercup.. How they hell are they cheater? He "sold" the goal and the ref bought it... Big whoopie do.. Players in the NHL sell goals, injuries all the time......

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:53 pm

Well it is The Eye again, I just saw 5 Tractor Trailers leaving Atlantic Grocery Distributors in Bay Roberts headed to Clarenville fully loaded with cheese Escorted by RCMP cars to go with all the whining thats goining on out there ........... Bahahahahahahah GO CEEBEES GO let the Celebrations begain lol



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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:55 pm

HNL are up to their ears in this and here's why:

I spoke with a referee whom lets just say Don Kelly or even Hollett wouldn't tie his skate laces. Here was their comments:

1) Hollett was not in appropriate position as an official for the play

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2) There was sufficient on ice evidence that he was almost obligated to consult with the other on ice officials

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:09 pm

The Eye.. wrote:Well it is The Eye again, I just saw 5 Tractor Trailers leaving Atlantic Grocery Distributors in Bay Roberts headed to Clarenville fully loaded with cheese Escorted by RCMP cars to go with all the whining thats goining on out there ........... Bahahahahahahah GO CEEBEES GO let the Celebrations begain lol



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