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Eighteen Canadian Officials Approved for IIHF Events During 2007-2008 Season
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December 12, 2007
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CALGARY, AB – Eighteen Canadian officials have been approved by the International Ice Hockey Federation to work at nine different IIHF world championships during the 2007-2008 season. All eighteen officials are products of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program.

Hockey Canada recommended a number of candidates to the IIHF this past summer, and at the IIHF Semi-Annual Congress in Vancouver, BC earlier this month the IIHF approved a number of nominations, including eighteen Canadians.

CANADIAN OFFICIALS ASSIGNED TO IIHF EVENTS IN 2007-2008

Referees (hometown)

HCOP

IIHF Event

Location

Melanie Bordeleau (Gatineau, QC)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship, Div. I

Ventspils, Latvia

Darcy Burchell (Hamilton, ON)

Level VI

World Under-18 Championship, Div. III Gr. A

Mexico City, Mexico

Francis Charron (Gatineau, QC)

Level VI

World Junior Championship

Pardubice/Liberec, Czech Rep.

Mary Anne Gage (Burlington, ON)

Level IV

World Women’s Under-18 Championship

Calgary, AB

France Lapratte (Ottawa, ON)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship

Harbin, China

Theresa Llorente (Toronto, ON)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship, Div. IV

Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

Marc Mulyaert (Verdun, QC)

Level VI

World Junior Championship

Pardubice/Liberec, Czech Rep.

Sean Reid (London, ON)

Level VI

World Championship, Div. I Gr. B

Sapporo, Japan

Derek Zalaski (Edmonton, AB)

Level VI

World Under-18 Championship

Kazan, Russia

Linesmen (hometown)

HCOP

IIHF Event

Location

Daniel Bechard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Level IV

World Under-18 Championship

Kazan, Russia

Chris Carlson (Edmonton, AB)

Level IV

World Under-18 Championship, Div. III Gr. A

Mexico City, Mexico

Denise Caughey (Quebec City, QC)

Level IV

World Women’s Under-18 Championship

Calgary, AB

Chris De Haan (Abbotsford, BC)

Level IV

World Championship

Halifax, NS/Quebec City, QC

Jeff Jobson (Calgary, AB)

Level IV

World Junior Championship

Pardubice/Liberec, Czech Rep.

Sylvain Losier (Greenfield Park, QC)

Level IV

World Championship

Halifax, NS/Quebec City, QC

Heather Richardson (Toronto, ON)

Level III

World Women’s Championship

Harbin, China

Kerri Rumble (King City, ON)

Level IV

World Women’s Under-18 Championship

Calgary, AB

Haley Wieler (Regina, SK)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship, Div. IV

Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

Referee selections for the 2008 IIHF World Championship, which will be held in Halifax, NS and Quebec City, QC from May 2-18, 2008, will be made in January following a complete evaluation of the four-man system, which will be in place for the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, to in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic.

Four Canadian officials – Francis Charron (Gatineau, QC), Marc Muylaert (Verdun, QC), Guy Pellerin (Dieppe, NB) and Chris Savage (Medicine Hat, AB) – have been named to the long list of referees under consideration for a position at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

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


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

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

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