Welcome to the In the Corners podcast with Matthew Harding and Bobby Metcalf. Bobby is out this week with laryngitis, so Jason Mals of the Wichita Thunder pinch hits for Metcalf.
Joining Harding and Mals this week is DJ Abisilah of the Wheeling Nailers and Mike Pearce, Manager of Officials with the ECHL.
In this episode, aired on Monday, November 27, 2017, the discuss many topics across the ECHL, including:
- Spending the holidays on the road
- Pearce’s new role with the ECHL as Manager of Officials (MOO)
- An update on slashing, face-off enforcement and how the enforcement got its origins
- Update on video replay
- Will we ever see a four-man officiating crew in the ECHL?
- The most eye-opening thing about Pierce’s job
- DJ & Jason share tales from their careers calling games
- The best & worst places to call a game in the ECHL
- Update on their teams & the league