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Officials set for international duty at home

Thirty-six referees and linespersons earn assignments to Langley, Delta, Cornwall and Bridgewater

Jason La Rose
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November 1, 2022
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As Hockey Canada’s fall events return for the first time since 2019, the officials are ready to hit the ice.

Thirty-six officials – 17 referees and 19 linespersons – from across the country have been selected for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, World Junior A Challenge and Para Hockey Cup.

“Our fall events are a great opportunity for individuals participating in our Officiating Program of Excellence,” said Dan Hanoomansingh, manager of officiating with Hockey Canada. “These officials have worked hard to sharpen their skills since their last opportunity at one of our camps. We have been tracking their progression and they have earned their opportunity to officiate these exciting events.”

The Officiating Program of Excellence (OPOE) is the pathway through which Canadian officials are selected for top national and international tournaments. The objectives of the OPOE are to provide a clear developmental pathway for aspiring elite officials, provide developmentally appropriate coaching for elite officials, prepare officials for national and international competitions, and assist Hockey Canada in making evidence-based decisions for assignments.

For more information about the Hockey Canada Officiating Program, visit HockeyCanada.ca/Officials.

World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (Langley & Delta, B.C.)

Name (Hometown) Member Role
Nick Arcan (Thornton, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
Cédric Beaudet (Bécancour, Que.)
Hockey Quebec Referee
Mathieu Boudreau (Gatineau, Que.) Hockey Quebec Referee
Sam Currie (Masstown, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia Referee
Tanner Doiron (Bedeque, P.E.I.) Hockey PEI Referee
Maxime Ferland (Ste-Catherine, Que.) Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Mitchell Gibbs (Coquitlam, B.C.) BC Hockey Linesperson
Antoine Huot (Mirabel, Que.) Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Connor McCracken (Chilliwack, B.C.) BC Hockey
Referee
Garrett Merrill (Bedford, N.S.) Hockey Eastern Ontario Linesperson
Harrison O'Pray (Moncton, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick Referee
Tristan Peacock (Ayr, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
David-Daniel Pendleton (Dieppe, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick
Linesperson
Kyle Rodgers (Waterloo, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
Matthew Scott (Toronto, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation
Referee
Ty Skene (Prince Albert, Sask.) Hockey Saskatchewan Referee

The officiating coaches for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge are Dan Hanoomansingh (Vancouver, B.C.) and Kirk Wood (Stratford, Ont.).

World Junior A Challenge (Cornwall, Ont.)

Name (Hometown) Member Role
Taylor Burzminski (St. Albert, Alta.) Hockey Alberta Referee
Dominic Cadieux (Saint-Constant, Que.) Hockey Quebec Referee
Danny Emerson (Belleville, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Referee
Jérémy Faucher (Cowansville, Que.)
Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Andre Grougrou (Burlington, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
Anthony Lapointe (Verdun, Que.) Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Nick Melanson (Moncton, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick Referee
Shawn Oliver (Ottawa, Ont.) Hockey Eastern Ontario Linesperson
Tim Plamondon (Kelowna, B.C.) BC Hockey Linesperson
Alex Robichaud (Dieppe, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick
Referee

The officiating coaches for the World Junior A Challenge are Hanoomansingh and Todd Robinson (Sackville, N.S.).

Para Hockey Cup (Bridgewater, N.S.)

Name (Hometown) Member Role
Blaise Curry (Bedford, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia Referee
Dylan Dauphinee (Lunenburg, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Linesperson
Corey Hayne (Antigonish, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Referee
Nick MacIsaac (Judique, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Linesperson
Brad Murray (Bridgewater, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Linesperson
Chris Newell (Chebucto, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Referee
Ryan O'Rourke (Yarmouth, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Linesperson
Jane Ogilvie (Truro, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Linesperson
Chris Palk (Sackville, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Referee
Drake Robinson (Timberlea, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia
Referee

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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