Long-standing goal judge Andy Smith died suddenly and tragically in January 2008 at the age of 46, and has been posthumanly added to the Hall of Fame for his years of dedication as an off ice official.

Andy was goal judge for the goal in front of block 10 in the NIC and before that at the stage end in the old Ice Stadium. He was in his 27th season as a goal judge, and he sat for over 500 Panthers games, as well as several Championship weekends, cup finals and international matches. He was also often to be seen at junior games, teaching new recruits how to do the job and preparing them for the step up to working Panthers games.

Goal judging was such an important part of Andy’s life that at his funeral, he was in his stripey top, with his clipboard and NIC pass.

Profile by David ‘Stef’ Litchfield

0 Responses to “Andy Smith”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




The Cat’s Whiskers Twitter

  • RT @announcer_stef: NOT v KRE. Referee is Jan Schmejkel. On the line Ilia Kisil and Liv AnderssonTweeted 9 hours ago
  • RT @announcer_stef: NOT v KRE. Programme changes for KRE. Delete 27 Michel Wiedekamp, 17 Lois Spitzner, 28 Nickolas Linsenmeier and 52 Tom…Tweeted 9 hours ago
  • RT @announcer_stef: NOT v KRE. Programme changes for NOT. Delete 88 Eduard Zacharchenko and 33 Dan Spang. Add 9 Brett Perlini and 21 Yann S…Tweeted 9 hours ago

Pages

TCW has had

  • 828,948 hits since 20th May 2008

%d bloggers like this: