How Much Do Hockey Referees Make? More Than You Think

Every wondered how much money an NHL referee makes? For all that abuse and the high-stress that comes with the job, it must be worth it when payday comes, right? Well, yes the pay is pretty decent. NHL referees on average make between $165,000 and $360,000 per year, while linesmen make $110,000 to $235,000. While […]

What is a One-Timer? Hockey Shots Explained

Ever heard the phrase ‘one-timer’ or wondered exactly what the definition is in hockey? A one-timer in hockey is a when a player passses the puck to a player who then immediately fires a shot (usually a slapshot) into the net without stopping the puck. It’s a powerful quick-release shot.¬† It’s called a one-timer because […]

Why Do Hockey Players Switch (Get Kicked Out) at Faceoffs?

Every wonder why the referee kicks the player out of the face-off and ask for another team member to come forward? The reason referees switch the player taking the face-off is usually for a violation – typically when the player moves too soon before the puck is dropped to gain an advantage. The official will […]