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
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
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
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.
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