UConn vs Dartmouth High stick call confirmed

You can pause the video and step through it frame by frame.

With the on-ice official definite in his decision to wave off the goal, the officials went to the replay to see if there was any contradicting evidence. The decision on the ice stood, NO GOAL as the view did not show anything to discount the official's emphatic decision on the ice. The fact is that the officials used all of the technology to get THE RIGHT CALL and thus avoided any further debate or post-game argument.

This high stick issue is the reason why additional cameras were used in the ECAC Championships in Atlantic City. With Electric Colored tape placed on the side glass stanchions at the height of the crossbar, any puck above the tape as seen on the sideboards would thus be illegal as it would have been played with a high stick according to the rules. The side view would give the official a chance to get the call correct vs relying on an overhead view that is not as helpful. Common sense coupled with technology to MAKE THE RIGHT CALL !!!!!

From Nick Litterio, game official:

"On the ice I was positioned on the right side of the net, which was the same side the puck was shot from and tipped in on. As the shot was taken from the left defenseman I was moving towards the net. The UCONN player raises his stick off the ice and directs the puck out of the air and into the net. The puck was directed off my right shoulder. As soon as the puck went in the goalie (Mello) immediately questioned the goal. Nick came in and asked what I saw and that he felt I should take a look at the goal.

After looking at the replay (the video shown above) and in slow motion, frame by frame, you can clearly see the stick come off the ice and direct the puck downwards into the net. In a perfect world if we had an ice-level camera (as mentioned below) this call could have been made more easily. After the video is shown in slow motion and frame by frame the shaft of the stick is above cross bar height and the blade below cross bar height making it a high sticking call, which reversed the call on the ice from goal to no-goal and brought the face-off down to the UCONN defensive end."

(Watch for the deflection right before the puck hits the crossbar.)