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From small-town Drake to the American Hockey League and Olympic Winter Games, Alex Clarke has broken barriers and inspired young officials on her unique hockey journey.
A late starter in hockey, Ali Beres didn’t let that stand in her way of reaching her goals and setting up a second act.
Hockey Canada has selected 26 officials from across the country for upcoming U SPORTS championship tournaments.
Bringing together the best
Thirty of the country’s top officials gathered in Calgary for the National High Performance Selection Camp.
The IIHF has licenced 58 Canadian officials for international events around the world during the 2023-24 season.
Six Canadian officials receive Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarships for their accomplishments on and off the ice.
Forty-six Canadians – 24 referees and 22 linespersons – have been licenced to work at international events in 2022-23.
Thirty-six referees and linespersons have been selected for upcoming tournaments in B.C., Ontario and Nova Scotia.
One hundred officials will attend regional identification camps, the next step towards high-performance assignments.
Jane Ogilvie and Danielle Williams are members of the officiating crew at the inaugural Women’s World Challenge.
With a full-time job, being a full-time student and officiating for the WHL on his plate, Kyle Kowalski is a busy man.
Six officials have won the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship, recognizing their academic and athletic achievements.
Referees and linespersons have been selected for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, two Canada-U.S. series and summer camps.
A group of 44 officials – from all 10 provinces – will be the third team on the ice at three spring championships.
Hockey Canada has selected the 26 officials for the 2022 U SPORTS hockey championships this March in Atlantic Canada.
Meet the three Canadian men who will represent the country as officials at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Meet the five Canadian women who will represent the country as officials at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Grace Barlow, Melissa Brunn, Colleen Geddes and Megan Howes became the first all-female crew to officiate in Junior A.
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Officials are a key component of hockey

Referees, linespersons or officials in the two-person system are an essential element in organized hockey at all levels. Officials keep the game organized and fun, while providing players, parents and coaches clarification of the rules.

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