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Officials go international in 2021-22

40 Canadians nominated to work international events; six shortlisted for Olympic Winter Games

Jason La Rose
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October 29, 2021
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Canadian officials are taking their talents around the world.

Forty officials – 21 referees and 19 linespersons – have been nominated by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to work major international events during the 2021-22 season.

Specific assignments will be announced by the IIHF throughout the season.

“Hockey Canada is extremely proud of the officials who have been selected for international events this season,” said Dan Hanoomansingh, manager of officiating with Hockey Canada. “Despite many of these individuals not having the opportunity to work games for close to 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have stayed committed to their craft and are ready when called upon.

“Each of these officials is a testament to the work of dedicated volunteers in local hockey associations and Member officiating programs. They are not only the best in our country, but some of the best in the world, and they are deserving of this opportunity.”

CANADIAN OFFICIALS NOMINATED FOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR 2021-22 SEASON

Referees
Name (Hometown) Event (Location)
Korey Bannerman (Barrie, Ont.) FISU Winter Universiade (Lucerne, SUI)
Grace Barlow (Prince George, B.C.) FISU Winter Universiade (Lucerne, SUI)
Jennifer Berezowski (Brighton, Ont.) IIHF U18 Women's World Championship, Division 1A (Gyor, HUN)
Adam Bloski (Saskatoon, Sask.) --
Michael Campbell (Surrey, B.C.) Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Marie-Ève Couture (Richelieu, Que.) IIHF Women's World Championship, Div. 1B (Katowice, POL)
Brandy Dewar-Beercroft (Mississauga, Ont.) IIHF Women's World Championship, Div. 1A (Angers, FRA)
Olivier Gouin (Laval, Que.) Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Jeff Ingram (Langley, B.C.) IIHF World Championship (Tampere & Helsinki, FIN)
Brett Iverson (Richmond, B.C.) --
Kyle Kowalski (Edmonton, Alta.) IIHF World Junior Championship (Edmonton & Red Deer, Alta.)
Guillaume Labonté (Trois-Rivières, Que.) --
Mike Langin (Kelowna, B.C.) IIHF U18 World Championship (Landshut & Kaufbeuren, GER)
Fraser Lawrence (Edmonton, Alta.) IIHF World Junior Championship (Edmonton & Red Deer, Alta.)
IIHF World Championship (Tampere & Helsinki, FIN)
Cianna Lieffers (Saskatoon, Sask.) Women's Olympic Qualifying, Group D (Füssen, GER)
Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Elizabeth Mantha (Longueuil, Que.) Women's Olympic Qualifying, Group D (Füssen, GER)
Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Amy Martin (Stonewall, Man.) IIHF U18 Women's World Championship (Madison, Wis.)
Mathieu Menniti (Verdun, Que.) --
Shauna Neary (Herring Cove, N.S.) --
Lacey Senuk (St. Albert, Alta.) Women's Olympic Qualifying, Group D (Füssen, GER)
Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Michelle Stapleton (Saskatoon, Sask.) IIHF U18 Women's World Championship (Madison, Wis.)


Linespersons
Name (Hometown) Event (Location)
Marc-Antoine Beaulieu (Laval, Que.) --
Maxime Chaput (Saint-Jérôme, Que.) IIHF World Championship (Tampere & Helsinki, FIN)
Jessica Chartrand (Gatineau, Que.) --
Alexandra Clarke (Weyburn, Sask.) Women's Olympic Qualifying, Group D (Füssen, GER)
Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Judith Closset (Laval, Que.) IIHF Women's World Championship, Div. 1A (Angers, FRA)
Laura Gutauskas (Brampton, Ont.) IIHF U18 Women's World Championship (Madison, Wis.)
Sean Hagen /(Cole Harbour, N.S.) FISU Winter Universiade (Lucerne, SUI)
Chad Huseby (Sylvan Lake, Alta.) --
Cody Huseby (Sylvan Lake, Alta.) IIHF World Junior Championship (Edmonton & Red Deer, Alta.)
Marie-Pierre Jalbert (Montreal, Que.) --
Elizabeth Kench (Kingston, Ont.) --
Danika Kroeker (Prince George, B.C.) --
Brett Mackey (Surrey, B.C.) --
Dustin McCrank (Guelph, Ont.) Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Natasha Perry (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) FISU Winter Universiade (Lucerne, SUI)
Justine Todd (Alliston, Ont.) Women's Olympic Qualifying, Group D (Füssen, GER)
Olympic Winter Games (Beijing, CHN)
Nathan Vanoosten (Surrey, B.C.) IIHF World Championship (Tampere & Helsinki, FIN)
Tarrington Wyonzek (Regina, Sask.) IIHF U18 World Championship (Landshut & Kaufbeuren, GER)
Erin Zach (Elmira, Ont.) IIHF U18 Women's World Championship (Madison, Wis.)

As part of the Canadian contingent, six referees – Campbell, Gouin, Iverson, Lieffers, Mantha and Senuk – and four linespersons – Clarke, McCrank, Todd, Vanoosten – are among the officials shortlisted for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.

The final list of officials for that tournament will be named in December 2021.

All of the officials are products of the National High Performance Officiating Program, which prepares Canada's top officials for success at the highest levels of the game. Receiving an IIHF assignment represents years of work on the part of these officials and their Member officiating development programs.

“Our program is for anyone who is interested in officiating, from the grassroots to the international game,” said Hanoomansingh. “Hockey Canada's 13 Members provide a path for anyone to participate in officiating, develop a love for the game and achieve their goals. Officials are integral to the game, enforcing the standard of safe and fair play in arenas from coast to coast to coast. No matter what the level, without officials, there is no game.”

For more information, visit HockeyCanada.ca/Officials.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

emadziya@hockeycanada.ca 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

jknight@hockeycanada.ca

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