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Officials Announced for The 2005 RBC Royal Bank Cup
May 5, 2005

CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada announced on Thursday the list of 10 officials that have been selected to officiate the 2005 RBC Royal Bank Cup, Canada’s National Junior ‘A’ Championship.  The 2005 RBC Royal Bank Cup will be held in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from May 7-15.  All 10 officials chosen are from the province of Saskatchewan and through the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, one of Hockey Canada’s 13 Branches.

The officials are selected through the Saskatchewan Hockey Association Officiating Committee, meeting the Hockey Canada Officiating Program requirements for National Assignments selection.

The Hockey Canada Officiating Program congratulates these officials on their selection to officiate at the 2005 Royal Bank Cup:


Devin Klein -Saskatoon

Darwin Forbes -Saskatoon

Keith Mackintosh -Saskatoon

Todd Sharpe -Moose Jaw


Nathan Wieler - Regina

Kelly Balaberda - Regina

Jeff Smoliak - Weyburn

Chris Callaghan - Saskatoon

Graham Skilliter - Saskatoon

Ian Schafer - Saskatoon

The Hockey Canada Officiating Program is available for anyone interested in officiating the great game of hockey, from beginners to seasoned veterans. There are six levels in the Officiating program, from those looking to get started to the top tier of officials.

The lower levels are designed to get you started in officiating, while the higher levels are open to officials who have advanced and show potential to work the top levels of hockey in Canada, and internationally. For more information on the Hockey Canada Officiating Program, please visit

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada

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