Showing posts with label Don Adam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Don Adam. Show all posts

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Examples of WCHA Officiating; inconsistency.

You make the call... Here is what I saw. First, you have a shoulder to shoulder hit that's called a elbow, that would lead to a power play goal by the Pioneers. Then, you get a legit call on the Scott Mayfield, that's a five minute major in my book. In my opinion, WCHA ref Don Adam made the right call on that play. Adam's side kick, Tim Walsh probably blew it as well as he could have given the BU players a five minute major and a game misconduct as well. That was dangerous hit and I would rather see the ref call a major on that play. What do you think?
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Monday, November 12, 2012

This should remove any doubt.

If you look at the arrow you will see that the puck is behind the red line and there is day light between the red line and the puck. Also, I you watch the goalies stick you will see that the puck hits it behind the red line. This was a blown call by the officials.

First, I believe that a new rule needs to be enacted that requires the goalies water bottles to be secured on the somewhere on the back of the net where the water bottles don‘t obstruct the view of the overhead camera. Second, the technology needs to be better, if this is the best they can do as far as television pictures go, this is unacceptable. This is a screen shot of the video from the YouTube video that I uploaded from my personal movie camera. That being said, even with the poor video, you can see the puck behind the line.

I want to be clear, I don’t think this is the reason UND lost the game on Saturday night. Saturday night wasn’t the best effort I have seen so far this season. Also, SCSU is a good hockey team, so let’s give credit where credit is due. Given the history of this squad, I don’t think it’s time to jump off of the UND bandwagon just yet.

I also think that think is a perfect example on why I think that Don Adam was the wrong choice to be the head of officials in the NCHC starting next season. This is why many of us were very skeptical if not outright dismissive of the move when Adam was picked to be the head of the NCHC officials. I honestly don’t care if the vote was unanimous with all eight coaches or not, I think it was in retrospect a bad decision. Ironically, the song “How do you like me now” is playing the background as I type this.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Don Adam balances careers as hockey referee, police officer

I found this little news nugget on line today that college hockey  fans might find interesting. When he is not on the ice 'making up stuff as he goes,' Don Adam is a City of Louisville,Colorado police officer.
Mike Chambers, Denver Post --- On the streets or inside an ice arena, excitement and drama seem to follow Don Adam, a genuine Front Range-raised cop. The hockey referee and Louisville police officer is one of the state's most versatile law-enforcement officers, often conducting his business in a heated college game between rivals or a civil dispute in the small city east of Boulder.

The one-time NHL referee has been a police officer for nine years and is approaching his 24th year with the Denver-based Western Collegiate Hockey Association. He is no stranger to the intense University of Denver-Colorado College rivalry, and he wore the orange referee stripes during the 1992 and 1998 Winter Olympics, five world championships and the 1993 NHL preseason.

He was the first NHL video replay official at Avalanche games, which he did from 1995 until the league began to rule on all its replays from its home office in Toronto at the start of the 2003-04 season.

"In hockey, we work from the rule book, and as a cop we work from the Colorado Revised Statutes, but to interpret those things in the two respective jobs, there's a lot of similarities," Adam said from his patrol car. "Both professions require a lot of quick decisions in pressure-filled situations. Experience, judgment and common sense are a huge part in how you apply it all."
It will be interesting to see who the officials in the NCHC are going to be when the conference starts play during the 2013-14 season. One of the questions on fan’s mind is are the WCHA officials going to officiate games in the NCHC.

I also know that a lot of fans would rather not have the conga line of questionable officials that are currently officiating in the WCHA. Most fans that I have talked to on line or in person would rather be done with them and start fresh with the new league with a different set of officials and linesmen.

When the NCHC commissioner Jim Scherr was interviewed this past winter at the REA, Scherr was asked about who was going to be officiating hockey games in the NCHC and he said that there is going to be a competition for officials because there are now three leagues instead of two. Scherr also had said that a lot of officials had reached out to the commissioner to inquire about officiating for the new league.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Zombo Disallowed Goal UNO vs. CC

This is from last night's game [Friday Night] between UNO and C.C., the Tigers won the game 4-3. I don't know, it looks like the on ice officials blew the call on this one. There is no distinct kicking motion on the play. Of course the on ice officials for this series were Don Adam, Timm Walsh, two of the worst officials in the WCHA.

I was surprised that Dean Blais didn't protest this goal more but he seemed to be fine with the call after the explanation from the refs.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nelson's Checking From Behind

Here's the video of Brock Nelson's checking from behind penalty last night.

So what do you think? Did Guentzel embellish?

My opinion is that Nelson gave him a little tap, Guentzel felt it coming and dropped to his knees and took the hit. You don't go down like that when you know there's a guy right there.

That being said I don't blame Don Adam (the devil incarnate)a bit for making the call. I don't know what else he was supposed to do. From Nelson's shoulders you can see that he gave Guentzel s shot and with contact like that to the boards the call had to be made.