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