Hockey Canada Network |
News
Hockey Canada Launches Approved Officiating Uniforms
NR.118.05
|
August 23, 2005
|
|

OTTAWA, ON – Hockey Canada has undertaken the development of an approved uniform for all officials involved with its Officiating program.  The uniform consists of referee and linesman jerseys, pants, and protective equipment.

Over the past several seasons, minor hockey officials have found it increasing difficult to find sources of uniforms that conform to Hockey Canada standards which outlines that all officiating jerseys are to be without the mesh-underarm version that is prevalent in the market place.

In conjunction with Force Sports Technologies Inc. - a London, Ontario based Canadian company - Hockey Canada has standardized the uniforms for on-ice officials.  Force Sports has entered into a long-term licensing and vendor relationship to supply and distribute the officiating gear via e-commerce, mail-order and at select retailers across Canada.

“We are very pleased to associate Hockey Canada’s highly regarded officiating program with a Canadian company that has demonstrated innovative product development, quality construction and a reputation within the industry as a extremely reliable merchandiser”, said Scott Smith, Senior Vice-president, Operations.  “Our objective is to support all officials, at all levels of Canada’s national winter sport, with a high-quality program with a variety of options and ease of access.”

“With our association with Force Sports, all officials will now be able to find an approved uniform to participate within Hockey Canada’s programs”, added Dr. Maurice Roy, Hockey Canada’s Referee-in-Chief.  “We look forward to working with each of Hockey Canada’s Branch Associations and their Referees-in-Chief to enhance the experience of each of Canada’s approximate 33,000 officials who work in excess of 1,500,000 games each season.”

Force Sports has worked extensively to establish a distribution network for their Hockey Canada approved officiating products. Authorized dealers have been selected to support local markets, while online sales will be managed by www.teamsales.ca.

“We are looking forward to working with Hockey Canada and referee’s across Canada. Force will continue to develop new and innovative products to support the officiating market”, added Dave Martin, President of Force Sports.

Hockey Canada is the national sports governing body for hockey in Canada.  In conjunction with its 13 member Branch Associations, the Canadian Hockey League and Canadian Inter-University Sport, Hockey Canada oversees the management of programs from entry-level to high-performance competitions including world championships and Olympic Games.

» Hockey Canada Officiating Site


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 WU18C: CAN 2 - RUS 3 (SO)
Apr 22, 2014
A shootout loss was still enough for Canada to clinch first in Group A.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 ESSO CUP STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 – FRA 0
Apr 21, 2014
Sabres score twice on the power play to defeat Phantom Monday night.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 5 - MON 1
Apr 21, 2014
Karli Shell scored twice and added an assist in Sudbury’s 5-1 win.
2014 TELUS Cup: CHA 3 - OKA 4
Apr 21, 2014
Special teams was key as the Rockets and Grenadiers skated to a tie.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 2 - MJ 2
Apr 21, 2014
The Generals scored twice in the third period to earn the draw.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: