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Bad Day for the Judge

Team USA’s loss to Finland yesterday has produced a hailstorm of criticism for the officials based on a goal scored by Finland that led to their late rally.  For anyone who hasn’t seen the controversial non-goal—which was reviewed by the video judge and still declared a goal—it can be seen on the video below. 

Both teams agree it was a major error, as can be seen in the post-game reaction on this TSN clip.

Update 10:23am May 13: From The Chronicle Herald,

The video goal judge was dismissed by the International Ice Hockey Federation after the botched call. The IIHF acknowledged the goal “should not have counted” on its website and stated the goal judge will “not be working for the rest of the tournament.”

“It’s a mistake,” Esche said. “The guy made a mistake and you have to live with it.”

U.S. head coach John Tortorella wasn’t as forgiving on Monday.

“Did they sack him? They should,” Tortorella said. “I don’t know how they handled it but as far as dismissing him, yes I support it.

 

Filed in: Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: john+tortorella, team+finland, team+usa

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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