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3 Stars 2017 Week 31

3 Stars 2017 Week 31

3 Stars


Week 31
 August 04, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 31


  1. Danny Crawford NBA Basketball Referee
  2. Joy Johnston Hockey Referee
  3. Garrett Rank NHL Hockey Referee

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 31 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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Garrett Rank is an NHL Hockey Referee who also happens to be a pretty good golfer. At the 2017 RBC Canadian Open, the same place that Arnold Palmer won his first professional tournament, the 7th hole had a hockey theme. They called it The Rink, and Rank certainly looked at home. He shot par on the hole for both of his rounds. Here is a great shot of him rocking the referee jersey and draining the putt. Garrett Rank, Hockey Referee, is 3rd Star this week.



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Joy Johnston was the Referee in the 2014 Olympic gold medal hockey game between Canada and the USA. Now she is the Referee In Chief of Ice Hockey UK. As the IHUK moves toward a very promising future, it has made great efforts to improve their officiating environment and culture. Having Johnston, one of the top referees in the world, leading the way, and introducing their new training platform can only be a sign of even better things to come. Joy Johnston, Hockey Referee, is 2nd Star.



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Danny Crawford is an NBA Basketball Referee. Imagine, if you will, please, what it would be like to officiate the NBA Finals. The intensity and the excitement. For almost any basketball referee on the planet, this would be the ultimate dream come true. A memory to cherish for all time. Can you also imagine achieving this dream 23 times? In a row? Basketball is losing a legend as Danny Crawford has announced his retirement, and officials everywhere are wishing him their congratulations and accolades. The announcement made by his home team, the NBRA, was the one chosen to share the announcement with the followers of Officials101. Danny Crawford, Basketball Referee, is the 1st Star for Week 31.



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3 Stars 2017 Week 25

3 Stars 2017 Week 25

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Week 25
June 23, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 25


  1. Joe West MLB Baseball Umpire
  2. Kevin Collins NHL Hockey Linesman
  3. Referee DNA

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 25 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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This was a great post made by Key Match Incident on Twitter this week. It sums up some of the key qualities that make up the character, or DNA, of Referees and Umpires. If you are respectful, coachable, fit, compassionate, reliable, consistent, confident, and a whole lot more, you are wanted by sports associations around the world. The Referee DNA post gets 3rd Star for the week.



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Kevin Collins had a long and incredible career as an NHL Linesman. 28 years on the NHL ice, from 1977 to 2005, included trips to Stanley Cups, World Cups, All Star Games and Olympic Games. This week it was announced that Collins would be joining former NHL Referee, Bill Chadwick, in the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Scouting the Refs wrote another stellar article for us all about his career and the honour. Kevin Collins is 2nd Star this week.



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Joe West is one of the most interesting characters in the world of sports officials. An MLB umpire, movie star, country singer, union boss and great story teller. One thing I notice about Joe West encounters posted by random people who attend baseball umpire schools and conferences, they all love the guy. This week West was home plate umpire for his 5,000th MLB Baseball game. An incredible feat, not likely to ever be achieved again, Joe is on his way to surpass the most prolific umpire of all time, Bill Klem, who umpired in 5,375 games. If his knees hold out, Joe should be able to pass Klem in the 2020 season. Not much doubt about this one – Joe West, MLB Baseball Umpire, is 1st Star for Week 25.






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3 Stars 2017 Week 23

3 Stars 2017 Week 23

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Week 23
June 09, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 23


  1. Jeff Copperthite Baseball Umpire
  2. Brian Chrupalo CFL Football Referee
  3. Linus Ohlund IIHF Hockey Referee

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 23 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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Being a referee or an umpire on the international stage is a major goal of sports officials all over the world. Linus Ohlund is a Hockey Referee and he was wearing RefCam technology during the IIHF World Championships held last month in France and Germany. For sharing his experience and insights as an International Ice Hockey Referee, Linus Ohlund is 3rd Star this week.



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Brian Chrupalo is a Canadian Football Referee who is participating in the Referee Development and Exchange Program created by the CFL and NFL Football Leagues. This is a fantastic article about growing up on the streets of Winnipeg and how the experience led to his appearance on the field with the biggest names in North American Football. Brian Chrupalo, Football Referee, is 2nd Star.



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Jeff Copperthite is a Baseball Umpire. Jeff had an idea that his baseball umpire videos would look great on the Officials101 Baseball page, and he sent me a message to see what I thought. After some discussions we decided to work together and produce educational videos with Officials101 acting as the sponsor. This video is not only our first production together but it also the very first Officials101 sponsored educational content ever produced for the website. A sign of things to come in a very exciting future for sports officials at Officials101. For playing a huge role in the development of the Officials101 website and sharing with all of us ‘Why Become a Baseball Umpire’, Jeff Copperthite is 1st Star for Week 23.



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3 Stars 2017 Week 16

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Week 16
  April 21, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 16


  1. Craig Joubert Rugby Referee
  2. Jackie Robinson Day Baseball Umpires
  3. Brad Meier Beach Hockey Referee

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 16 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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The sport of hockey is fast, it is intense and it takes a lot of focus for referees to stay with the game. An NHL Playoff game is faster and even more intense than most, so when Brad Meier had to deal with this beach ball in the heat of the action the fans had a good laugh and gave him a cheer. So did I. For having the focus to think fast and stuff a beach ball under the back of his jersey during the play, Brad Meier gets 3rd Star for Week 16.




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Jackie Robinson Day. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made his professional baseball debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. When Robinson stepped onto the field that historic day he broke through a barrier of prejudice and ignorance and led the way for athletes of colour to play in the big leagues. To honour the strength and courage of this special man, Major League Baseball has retired his number 42 from the league, so no other player on any team, wears it ever again. Except on one day each year, April 15, when every player and every umpire wear the Number 42 as symbol to show that we are all the same. 2nd Star this week goes to Jackie Robinson Day.



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Craig Joubert has been one of the top international rugby referees for a number of years and officiated in many of the sports most crucial games. Since his appearance at the 2016 Olympic Games, Joubert has been attacking a new challenge as the Referee Talent Development Coach for World Rugby and his students are thrilled to have him. This is a great video of Joubert, or Joobs, as his charges call him, talking about his new job. Craig Joubert, Rugby Referee, is 1st Star for Week 16, 2017.




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3 Stars 2017 Week 15

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Week 15
  April 14, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 15


 

  1. Buddy Patnode Baseball Umpire
  2. Michelle Joubert Field Hockey
  3. Hockey Hack for Referees

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 15 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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There are times when sports officials are faced with little problems outside the standard whistleblowing and decision making. This post is a comical example of big league referees showing the rest of us how to get done. Because of the smile this post gave me, and the fact that I can’t stop watching the gif, this Hockey Hack for Referees is 3rd Star for this week.




 

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This is a great interview with one of the best sports officials in the world, Field Hockey Umpire Michelle Joubert. She talks about her Olympics experience in Brazil last year, shares a bit about her fantastic career and talks about the young umpires of the future. Michelle Joubert is 2nd Star for Week 15.




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Baseball Umpire, Buddy Patnode has been calling balls and strikes on a broken leg this season. It is not just the players who play through injuries and situations as the season progresses. With all due respect – For showing his warrior mentality and his extreme level of commitment to The Game, Buddy Patnode is the 1st Star for 2017 Week 15. 




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3 Stars Archives This weekly feature began on January 22, 2016. We began writing about it in the blog in January 2017.


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