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Ex-NHLers Whitmore, Quintal, Kamensky named to Olympic disciplinary panel

Jan 30, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

Stephane Quintal

The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the four-man panel that’ll be in charge of discipline at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Former NHLers Kay Whitmore, Stephane Quintal and Valeri Kamensky will serve under panel chairman Franz Reindl, who normally serves as the general secretary of the German Ice Hockey Association.

Quintal has extensive experience in the disciplinary field, having served in the NHL’s Department of Player Safety since the 2011-12 campaign. Whitmore has been working as a senior manager in the NHL’s hockey operations department for years, focusing primarily on goalie equipment rules and regulations. He’s also served as a playoff series manager on a number of occasions.

Kamensky is a high-ranking KHL official that serves as both the vice president of development and chairman of the league’s disciplinary committee.

According to the IIHF site, this panel “shall automatically review all violations sanctioned with a game misconduct or match penalty,” and “will conduct an official Disciplinary Review” in the case of any disciplinary issue. The hockey portion of the Winter Games gets underway on Feb. 12.

  1. davebabychreturns - Jan 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    As a non-Bruins fan who watches CBC hockey, my opinion of Stephane Quintal just went up a bit.

    • missthemexpos - Jan 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      Montreal needs a couple of Stephane Quintals on defense right now, a little nastiness on their D-line would be good.

  2. dropthepuckeh - Jan 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    This picture the only nod PHT is giving to actual Rivalry Night with the Bruins hosting Montreal? What gives.

  3. killerpgh - Jan 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Kind of a slap in the face to Shanny. The IIHF takes a member of his player safety department but not him for the same position during the Olympics.

  4. charastein - Jan 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Chara very excited to see the Smurfs come to Boston tonight!

    Just so Montreal feels safer, a direct line to 9-1-1 has been set up on the vistor’s bench in case of any “Chara emergencies.”

    Got Stanchion? :)

    • bsaures - Jan 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      By Chara emergencies you mean illegal attacks where a bruins player makes a dirty play on the other team? There should be a direct line considering how often they intentionally try to injure players

      • dropthepuckeh - Jan 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        Habsman? greentmttoy? Another one?

  5. charastein - Jan 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM


    Aside from Shawn Thornton (who was punished), who is another Bruin that can be blamed for an injury this season?

    Stamkos wasn’t injured by a Bruin, he slid into the goalpost…

    • bsaures - Jan 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      Wow they have gone half a season since their last attempt at ending a players career congratulations you must be so proud!

  6. charastein - Jan 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    What player’s career has been ended by a Bruin?

    You Hab fans are so blinded by hate that you make up stuff. Next thing you will be blaming Marchand for global warming and terrorism.

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