CALGARY, ALBERTA - Twenty-two officials from across Canada and five international delegates will attend the CHA Level VI Officiating Seminar from November 7-11, 2001 in Halifax, NS, the Canadian Hockey Association announced Monday.
The seminar prepares top officials in Canada for National Championship finals and designated IIHF competitions (i.e. Memorial Cup, Royal Bank Cup, Allan Cup, Hardy Cup, University Cup, World Championships, Olympics).
"Canada has always been a top provider of quality level of officials throughout the World," said Maurice Roy, Referee-in-Chief with the CHA. "This begins with the CHA Officiating Program, an instruction program that is the envy of other hockey nations around the world."
Level VI seminars are held every two years, but are based on a national need for Level VI officials. The last CHA Level VI Officiating Seminar was held in Montreal in 1999. The CHA Manager, Officiating is responsible for the organization of the site and program, establishing criteria and reviewing the candidates qualifications.
Candidates on hand have been nominated by the CHA Branches and are already fully certified Level V officials. An established selection committee reviewed all the candidates and selected those that will be in attendance in Halifax.
The instruction will be handled by, among others, CHA Referee-in-Chief Maurice Roy, CHA Manager, Officiating Norm Dueck, former QMJHL Referee-in Chief Doug Hayward, CHA Development Coordinator for Female Hockey Officials Marina Zenk, and CHA Referee Committee members Vernon Doyle and Kevin Muench. Guest instructors will also be making presentations throughout the seminar.
Twenty-seven officials, including four female hockey officials and five international delegates, will participate in the five day seminar. There are approximately 70 active Level VI officials registered annually in Canada. Delegates for this seminar are:
|Shane HayBCAHA||Stéphanie Normand Hockey Québec|
|Brad Reminek BCAHA||Geneviève Rouleau Hockey Québec|
|Derek Herman Hockey Alberta||François St-LaurentHockey Québec|
|Curtis Nichols Hockey Alberta||Wayne Doyle PEIHA|
|Matt Grambicka Hockey Alberta||Andrew CarruthersNBAHA|
|Mark HulshofSHA||Corey Cassidy NBAHA|
|Terry HoborOHF||Tina Berardo Hockey Nova Scotia|
|Mike Pearce OHF||Shaun MillsHockey Nova Scotia|
|Craig SpadaOHF||Ole-Stian HansenNorway|
|Carman CoxODHA||Peter Orszag Slovakia|
|Chantal Champagne ODHA||Christian OswaldGermany|
|Christian GilbertHockey Québec||Thomas Schurr Germany|
|Frédérick LÉcuyer Hockey Québec||Viktor TrilarSlovenia|
|Marc MuylaertHockey Québec|
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