By Ray Scapinello, Rob Simpson
An insider's examine lifestyles at the lines
To hockey lovers, Ray Scapinello's identify and face are as recognizable as any superstar participant or trainer within the NHL. Scampy, as he's affectionately identified has had an extended and storied profession as a linesman within the NHL. His 5-foot-7 body and 163 kilos belie his skill and patience at the ice. while Ray retired in 2004 after 33 years within the NHL, he had officiated in 2,500 standard season fits (never lacking a game), 426 playoff video games, and an excellent twenty Stanley Cup ultimate sequence. His untouchable records make him a lock to go into the Hockey corridor of popularity as an respectable, yet even they don't do justice to the dignity he has earned from officers, gamers, coaches, and lovers alike. off and on the ice, Scampy is taken into account considered one of hockey's nice personalities, a consummate expert, a protracted functional joker, and a real ambassador of the sport.
Between the Lines provides an extraordinary glimpse contained in the international of hockey from an strange standpoint — during the eyes of 1 of the game's maximum and best-loved officers. Scampy stocks his stories of lifestyles either off and on the ice as an authentic, an within examine what these avid gamers and coaches are fairly like, what they truly say and do, and what the sport feels like among the strains. packed with enjoyable tales, standpoint on how the sport has replaced and advanced, and tales and interviews approximately Scampy from avid gamers, coaches, and different officers, Between the Lines is a charming memoir of a really designated lifestyles in hockey.
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They had the thirteen-hour ﬂight from Vancouver to Narita Airport to cram. “We’re gonna screw this up royally,” McCreary said while studying hastily. Of course, the boys from the NHL did just ﬁne, which was a mighty relief for NHL Director of Oﬃciating Bryan Lewis, who ran into some early prejudice in Nagano. International sentiment among the IIHF muckety-muck seemed to lean toward sticking with amateur oﬃcials from around the world. There was a feeling that the NHLers would come in with a high falutin, holier-than-thou, big-time attitude.
He asked. “Oh, I don’t know,” Scampy replied sarcastically. ” Bettman snickered, not knowing whether Scampy was serious or not. Of the many memorable moments in that Game Seven, a few of the most intense involved the linesmen near the end of the game. Ramping up to the close ﬁnish, Vancouver trailed 3–1 heading into the third period. Trevor Linden scored a power play goal at the 4:50 mark to get within one. The Rangers managed to kill oﬀ a penalty midway through the third, and were hanging on for dear life the rest of the way.
Game Seven or gold medal, you can sit down during the day and realize you’re considered one of the two best linesmen in the NHL or world. You know the importance of the game, what’s at stake, but our big moment happens beforehand. “Then there’s the anticipation,” Scampy continues. “It’s always great to be ﬁrst on the ice, and when you take the ice for a Game Seven you’re thinking many things. One is a proud thought—the players, the viewers of TV, and the fans in the stands see you skate out and they’re thinking, ‘Look who’s working this game.
Between the Lines: Not-So-Tall Tales From Ray "Scampy" Scapinello's Four Decades in the NHL by Ray Scapinello, Rob Simpson