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03-08-2013, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
Correction. Apparently Noeth did work 183 games in the NHL over a 6-year career, according to the NHL officials website. His first game was in October 1983, and his last was at the end of the 1987-88 season. He apparently worked mainly in the AHL, but substituted for NHL officials when needed. If you Google his name, you will see an entry from the Los Angeles Times about a 1977 game between Boston and LA. Toward the bottom of that column, you will see reference to Mario Lemieux ripping Noeth for incompetence after he called 29 penalties in a Penguins game played sometime around January 1988. Lemieux was quoted as saying that Noeth "is not ready to referee in the NHL." Amen, Mario!
Noeth was more obvious than the other North American referees in the Canada Cups.

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