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Officials Spotlight: First-year Hockey Manitoba officials share their experiences

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 8, 2020 11:00 am

Each year, Hockey Manitoba welcomes in a new wave of young first-year, Level 1 officials who ensure that the rules of hockey are enforced and that the game is played fairly. We asked Referee-in-Chiefs to nominate promising first-year officials to share their experiences to help other young officials as well as to inspire prospective incoming officials who may be interested in obtaining their Level 1 certification....

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Officials Spotlight: Landon White

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 1, 2020 10:35 am

Westman South Regional Referee Coordinator Landon White didn’t know his officiating career would end this way but after 20 years of officiating he knows he is hanging up his skates at the right time. White, 33, a Level 3 official who is the Principal at Minto Elementary School, began officiating at the age of 13 years old and has spent the last 10 years working...

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Officials Spotlight: Justin Johnson

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  February 24, 2020 11:30 am

Hockey Manitoba linesman Justin Johnson made his Western Hockey League debut just over two months ago (Tuesday, December 10th, 2019) in Brandon when the Wheat Kings hosted the Kelowna Rockets and now the 21-year-old Winnipeg native is set to make his American Hockey League debut on Sunday, March 8th when the Manitoba Moose host the Iowa Wild. Johnson spent last season officiating primarily in the...

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Q & A with First Year WHL officials Ryan Cooke, Nick Grenier and Matt Granger

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  February 10, 2020 10:25 am

Three Hockey Manitoba officials made their officiating debuts in the Western Hockey League this season; Nick Grenier, Ryan Cooke and Matt Granger. We recently caught up with the three officials to discuss why they became officials, which mentors helped them along the way, their biggest challenges as first-year officials in the WHL, off-ice training and their future goals. Ryan Cooke What age did you start...

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Amy Martin completes Level V certification, Ben Croker completes Level VI certification

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 16, 2019 2:31 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is proud to announce that Amy Martin (Interlake) recently obtained her Level V official status while Ben Croker (Brandon) recently obtained his Level VI official status. Amy Martin currently officiates Canada U Sports, M-AAA and the Manitoba Women’s Junior Hockey League. Martin officiated at The National Women’s Under 18 Championship in Morden and Winkler from November 5th to 8th, including...

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Karlin Krieger to officiate at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  December 2, 2019 9:00 am

WINNIPEG – Level VI official Karlin Krieger (Wasagaming) will represent Hockey Manitoba at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge this weekend in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, which begins Saturday, December 7th and runs until Sunday, December 15th. This is the first time that Krieger has been selected to officiate at the prestigious tournament, which is a showcase of some of the best Junior A talent...

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Hockey Manitoba officials shining on the national stage

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 18, 2019 2:05 pm

The last month has been busy for Hockey Manitoba’s high performance officials representing their province on the national stage at the 2019 Officiating Program of Excellence (OPOE), 2019 WHL Cup, 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. Derian Penziwol (Brandon), Andrew Paul (Brandon) and Nick Grenier (Ile Des Chenes) attended the 2019 Officiating Program of Excellence in Abbotsford, British Columbia...

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Amy Martin and Joanne Senecal represent Manitoba at the U-18 Nationals in Morden/Winkler

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 13, 2019 2:05 pm

Winnipeg, MB – Hockey Manitoba would like to acknowledge and congratulate officials Amy Martin (Stonewall) and Joanne Senecal (Winnipeg) who represented Manitoba at The National Women’s Under 18 Championship last week in Morden and Winkler. Amy Martin refereed in the Gold Medal game this past Saturday between Team Ontario Red and Team Saskatchewan, a tremendous honour that is viewed as a potential stepping stone to...

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Manitoba Linesman Nick Grenier assigned to 2019 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 23, 2019 2:27 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that linesman Nick Grenier has been selected for the 2019 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, held November 2nd – November 9th in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Grenier, 22, is a Level 4 official who is also Hockey Manitoba’s regional referee coordinator for the Eastman Region. Grenier currently works the lines in the WHL, MJHL,...

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3 Manitoban Officials selected for 2019 Canada Winter Games

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 21, 2018 10:24 am

WINNIPEG – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that three officials have been selected to represent Manitoba at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The games will take place in Red Deer, AB with Male Hockey taking place from February 15-23 and Female Hockey running from February 23-March 3. Officials selected to attend 2019 Canada Winter Games: Amy Martin (Referee), Stonewall – A level IV official, Amy has...

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Coordinator, Officials Development appointed

by Hockey Manitoba  |  June 26, 2018 10:32 am

WINNIPEG – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Bergstresser as the Coordinator, Officials Development effective June 25, 2018. Charles is originally from Morris, MB but currently resides in Winnipeg. He is a past Level IV official and is very bright, well spoken and passionate about officials’ development. Charles brings a wealth of strong administrative experience and a thorough understanding of core...

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Hockey MB Official Neil Dilworth passes away at 43

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 5, 2018 12:28 pm

WINNIPEG – It is with great sadness that Hockey Manitoba must announce the passing of official Neil Dilworth (Mar 2/1975 – Mar 30/2018). Neil began his officiating career working minor hockey in APHA in his youth.  With experience he advanced to working AA and AAA and High School categories of hockey.  He obtained his Level IV Officiating and joined the officiating crews of the MMJHL...

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Roeland And Krieger complete Level VI Certification

by Hockey Manitoba  |  January 16, 2018 10:51 am

WINNIPEG – Hockey Manitoba would like to congratulate Brett Roeland (Winnipeg) & Karlin Krieger (Wasagaming) on completing and becoming Level VI officials. Roeland & Krieger were selected to  attended Hockey Canada’s National Level VI Seminar from November 22-26, 2017 in Moncton, New Brunswick. The purpose of this seminar is to provide elite Level V officials with the newest information, techniques & procedures available while comparing...

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Mahoney to U20 World Championship – Div II, Group B

by Hockey Manitoba  |  January 5, 2018 11:35 am

WINNIPEG – One (1) official has been selected from Manitoba to officiate at the upcoming IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II, Group B in Belgrade, Serbia from January 10-16, 2018. This 6-team round robin tournament will consist of teams from Croatia, Spain, Serbia, Belgium, Mexico & Turkey. Selected to attend the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship: Kelsey Mahoney (Linesman), Winnipeg – A...

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Scrivens selected for World Junior A Challenge

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 9, 2017 3:14 pm

WINNIPEG – One (1) official has been selected to represent Manitoba at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The WJAC is executed as part of a partnership between Hockey Canada, the CJHL & the NHL Central Scouting. Two Canadian teams (East & West) and four international squads (Russia, Switzerland, USA & Czech Republic) will be vying for gold December 10-16, 2017 in Truro, N.S. Selected...

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Roeland & Krieger to attend Level Vi Seminar

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 16, 2017 11:07 am

WINNIPEG – Two Manitobans have been selected to attend the Hockey Canada National Level VI Seminar that will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick from November 22-26, 2017. The purpose of this seminar is to provide elite Level V officials with the newest information, techniques & procedures available to elite officials while they compare their skills with both elite Canadian & International officials. They will also...

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ROELAND TO JOIN OFFICIATING TEAM FOR WORLD U17 CHALLENGE

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 20, 2017 11:06 am

WINNIPEG, MB –  One (1) official has been selected to represent Manitoba at the 2017 World Under 17 Challenge taking place in Dawson Creek & Fort St. John, BC from November 5-11, 2017. The World Under 17 Challenge is an eight (8) team round-robin tournament featuring top prospects born in 2001 with teams from the United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and three (3) teams...

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MARTIN TO REPRESENT MANITOBA AT WOMEN’S U18 CHAMPIONSHIP

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 17, 2017 3:00 pm

WINNIPEG, MB –  One (1) official has been chosen to represent Manitoba at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship taking place in Quebec City, QC from November 1-5, 2017. The Women’s Under-18 Championship is an eight (8) team round-robin national tournament that includes provincial and regional teams from Alberta, Atlantic, British Columbia, Ontario Blue, Ontario Red, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Selected to attend the 2017 National Women’s...

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PROKOP & POWELL SELECTED FOR 2017 WHL CUP

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 11, 2017 2:57 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Two (2) officials have been chosen to represent Manitoba at the 2017 WHL Cup taking place in Calgary, AB from October 17-22, 2017.  The WHL Cup, formerly known as the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, features the highest-rated players in the under-16 age category from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Selected to attend the 2017 WHL Cup:

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