Officials Set for International Duty at Home, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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Nov 03, 2022 | Hockey Canada | 3933 views
Officials Set for International Duty at Home
As Hockey Canada’s fall events return for the first time since 2019, the officials are ready to hit the ice.

Thirty-six officials – 17 referees and 19 linespersons – from across the country have been selected for the World Under-17 Hockey ChallengeWorld Junior A Challenge and Para Hockey Cup.

“Our fall events are a great opportunity for individuals participating in our Officiating Program of Excellence,” said Dan Hanoomansingh, manager of officiating with Hockey Canada. “These officials have worked hard to sharpen their skills since their last opportunity at one of our camps. We have been tracking their progression and they have earned their opportunity to officiate these exciting events.”

The Officiating Program of Excellence (OPOE) is the pathway through which Canadian officials are selected for top national and international tournaments. The objectives of the OPOE are to provide a clear developmental pathway for aspiring elite officials, provide developmentally appropriate coaching for elite officials, prepare officials for national and international competitions, and assist Hockey Canada in making evidence-based decisions for assignments.

For more information about the Hockey Canada Officiating Program, visit

Congratulations to all Officials selected, with special recognition of local Officials Kyle Rodgers (Waterloo, Ont.) and Andre Grougrou (Burlington, Ont.)!

World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (Langley & Delta, B.C.)

Name (Hometown) Member Role
Nick Arcan (Thornton, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
Cédric Beaudet (Bécancour, Que.)
Hockey Quebec Referee
Mathieu Boudreau (Gatineau, Que.) Hockey Quebec Referee
Sam Currie (Masstown, N.S.) Hockey Nova Scotia Referee
Tanner Doiron (Bedeque, P.E.I.) Hockey PEI Referee
Maxime Ferland (Ste-Catherine, Que.) Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Mitchell Gibbs (Coquitlam, B.C.) BC Hockey Linesperson
Antoine Huot (Mirabel, Que.) Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Connor McCracken (Chilliwack, B.C.) BC Hockey
Garrett Merrill (Bedford, N.S.) Hockey Eastern Ontario Linesperson
Harrison O'Pray (Moncton, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick Referee
Tristan Peacock (Ayr, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
David-Daniel Pendleton (Dieppe, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick
Kyle Rodgers (Waterloo, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
Matthew Scott (Toronto, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation
Ty Skene (Prince Albert, Sask.) Hockey Saskatchewan Referee

The officiating coaches for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge are Dan Hanoomansingh (Vancouver, B.C.) and Kirk Wood (Stratford, Ont.).

World Junior A Challenge (Cornwall, Ont.)

Name (Hometown) Member Role
Taylor Burzminski (St. Albert, Alta.) Hockey Alberta Referee
Dominic Cadieux (Saint-Constant, Que.) Hockey Quebec Referee
Danny Emerson (Belleville, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Referee
Jérémy Faucher (Cowansville, Que.)
Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Andre Grougrou (Burlington, Ont.) Ontario Hockey Federation Linesperson
Anthony Lapointe (Verdun, Que.) Hockey Quebec Linesperson
Nick Melanson (Moncton, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick Referee
Shawn Oliver (Ottawa, Ont.) Hockey Eastern Ontario Linesperson
Tim Plamondon (Kelowna, B.C.) BC Hockey Linesperson
Alex Robichaud (Dieppe, N.B.) Hockey New Brunswick

The officiating coaches for the World Junior A Challenge are Hanoomansingh and Todd Robinson (Sackville, N.S.).

The 10 officials selected for the Para Hockey Cup in Bridgewater, N.S., will be announced closer to the start of the event.

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