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OHL Announces Changes to Video Review Procedure for Duration of 2024 Playoffs

April 2, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) News Release

Toronto, Ont. - The Ontario Hockey League today announced that it has introduced changes to its video replay procedure, specifically in instances of goals placed under video review.

Effective immediately and for the duration of the 2024 OHL Playoffs, referees will now have the ability to review potential goals that are placed under official video replay and require an expanded review.

Using existing video technology in the form of video tablets accessible at ice level, the referee, along with the League-appointed video goal judge will review the specific situation that is subject to video review simultaneously and rule accordingly. The referee will have the final say in any decision rendered.

"Our ultimate aim is to always get the call right," said Conrad Haché, the OHL's Director of Officiating. "Providing our referees with another vantage point and the ability to rule on these very close and often crucial calls is something that can only serve to benefit the accuracy of the final outcome."

The 2024 OHL Playoffs continue with four games on the Tuesday night schedule.

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