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Twenty Canadian Officials Assigned to IIHF Events for 2009-10 Season
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December 24, 2009
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CALGARY, Alta. – Twenty Canadian officials have been assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to work at nine different IIHF events during the 2009-10 season. All 20 officials are products of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program.

CANADIAN OFFICIALS ASSIGNED TO IIHF EVENTS IN 2009-10
Referees (hometown)

HCOP

IIHF Event

Location

Mélanie Bordeleau-Gagne (Montreal, Que.)

Level IV

World Women’s U18 Championship Chicago, Ill.
Darcy Burchell (Hamilton, Ont.)

Level VI

World Junior Championship Regina/Saskatoon, Sask.
Mary-Anne Gage (Burlington, Ont.)

Level IV

Olympic Winter Games – women Vancouver, B.C.
Brent Holdsworth (Hamilton, Ont.)

Level VI

World Championship, Div. I, Gr. B Ljubljana, Slovenia
Marc Muylaert (Ste-Martine, Que.)

Level VI

World Championship Cologne/Mannheim, Germany
Guy Pellerin (Dieppe, N.B.)

Level VI

Olympic Winter Games – men Vancouver, B.C.
Chris Savage (Medicine Hat, Alta.)

Level VI

World Championship Cologne/Mannheim, Germany
Graham Skilliter (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Level VI

World Championship, Div. II, Gr. A Mexico City, Mexico
Pat Smith (Vancouver, B.C.)

Level VI

World U18 Championship Minsk/Bobruisk, Belarus
Derek Zalaski (Edmonton, Alta.)

Level VI

World Junior Championship Regina/Saskatoon, Sask.
       
Linesmen (hometown)

HCOP

IIHF Event

Location

       
Daniel Béchard (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Level IV

World Championship Cologne/Mannheim, Germany
Chris Carlson (Edmonton, Alta.)

Level IV

World U18 Championship Minsk/Bobruisk, Belarus
Chris De Haan (Abbotsford, B.C.)

Level IV

World Junior Championship Regina/Saskatoon, Sask.
Jeff Jobson (Calgary, Alta.)

Level IV

World Junior Championship Regina/Saskatoon, Sask.
Sylvain Losier (Saint-Hubert, Que.)

Level IV

Olympic Winter Games – men Vancouver, B.C.
Kiel Murchison (Surrey, B.C.)

Level IV

World Championship, Div. II, Gr. A Mexico City, Mexico
Heather Richardson (Toronto, Ont.)

Level III

Olympic Winter Games – women Vancouver, B.C.
Helene Roy (Quebec City, Que.)

Level III

World Women’s U18 Championship Chicago, Ill.
Kerri Rumble (King City, Ont.)

Level IV

Olympic Winter Games – women Vancouver, B.C.
Daryl Wofle (Kitchener, Ont.)

Level IV

World U18 Championship, Div. III, Gr. B Monterrey, Mexico

The International Ice Hockey Federation also announced the 14 referees and linesman who will officiate games during the men’s hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, 10 of whom are Canadian. Five of the referees are from the National Hockey League (Paul Devorski, Marc Joannette, Bill McCreary, Dan O’Halloran, Brad Watson), as are three of the linesmen (Shane Heyer, Jean Morin, Jay Sharrers). 

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:

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

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

   
 

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