Hockey Manitoba referee Cynthia Cote (La Broquerie) has been selected to officiate at the 2022 Esso Cup which is being hosted in Okotoks, Alberta from May 16-22, 2022.
This is the first time that Cote, 21, has been selected to officiate at a national tournament.
“I’m very, very excited for this opportunity. It definitely wasn’t expected,” Cote said. “When I got the email that I was nominated, my jaw dropped and I was super excited. Then, hearing that I was selected was even more exciting. I’m just looking forward to learning a lot. I know there will be lots of knowledgeable referee coaches there so I’m very excited to learn from them.”
Cote is a Level III official who has been officiating minor hockey for 9 years. This past season, she officiated games in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League, the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League, and the Manitoba Women’s Junior Hockey League.
“The biggest challenge I think will just be working alongside such talented referees and getting up to their level. But I am excited to learn from them and just watch some good hockey.” Cote said.
About The Esso Cup
The Esso Cup, established in 2009, brings together five regional champions from across the country, plus a host team, to compete for Canada’s National Women’s U18 Club Championship. The 2022 Esso Cup will be the first time the tournament has been held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All games at the 2022 Esso Cup will be streamed on HockeyCanada.ca.