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Take Two Minutes and Celebrate Officiating Week During Puck Drop '07
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September 28, 2007
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CALGARY – They are the third team on the ice, and this week the referees and linesmen are recognized as Hockey Canada celebrates Officiating Week during week four of Puck Drop '07.

Do you want to learn how to become an official? Do you want to find out what it takes to reach the highest level of officiating in Canada?

Last season, more than 35,000 Canadians wore the stripes at every level of the game, from Novice to Major Junior, and 16 Canadian officials were chosen to work at International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) world championships.

“Canadian officials were front and centre at a number of IIHF events in 2006-07, and that’s a testament to the system we have in place,” says Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson. “We continue to develop high-level officials, on the local, national and international stages.”

Next May, during the 2008 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Halifax, NS and Quebec City, QC, Hockey Canada will hold the 2008 Hockey Canada Officiating Summit, which will bring together officials from across the country to discuss issues in the game and share ideas.

During Officiating Week, registration information for the 2008 Hockey Canada Officiating Summit will be released, so be sure to visit www.hockeycanada.ca/PuckDrop07.

Hockey Canada, in participation with its 13 Branches and thousands of minor hockey associations across the country, will celebrate the more than 550,000 players who take to the ice each season, along with the coaches, officials and administrators who shape the game, during the five-week event. Each week during Puck Drop '07 will be themed differently, celebrating unique aspects of the game.

PUCK DROP ’07 THEME WEEKS

September 8th to 16th – Volunteer Week

September 17th to 23rd – Coaching Week

September 24th to 30th – Goaltending Week

October 1st to 7th – Officiating Week

October 8th to 14th – Facilities Week


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

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