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The Caul, A New Whistle For The NHL

from Scouting The Refs,

NHL referees and linesmen will be taking the ice for 2020-21 with a new ‘official’ whistle.

The National Hockey League has adopted the Fox40 pealess whistle, named “The Caul” after former NHL Director of Officiating John McCauley.

“It is a pretty neat and humbling experience that not only myself but my all fellow officials are using whistles named after my father,” said referee Wes McCauley. “The whistle sounded great and I’m looking forward to using The Caul in all our future games.”

The Caul is a pealess whistle, with a slightly lower tone than traditional whistles. Fox40 worked to tune the whistle’s two unique chambers to better emulate the sound of a pea-style whistle.


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