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Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

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By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Hockey Writer

It’s been almost three decades since the NHL took the names off the back of officials’ jerseys and replaced them with numbers. And with the notable exception of Wes McCauley and a few others, most referees and linesmen work under the radar by design. But their lives away from the rink humanize them to players and coaches and make the entire game go smoother. Corey Syvret is a former player transitioning to the job he never knew he wanted. Garrett Rank is a mid-amateur golfer who qualified for the 2018 U.S. Open. And Ryan Daisy fresh off his first Stanley Cup Final likes getting away from the microscope in the offseason.

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