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Amy Martin to represent Manitoba at the 2021 Capital City Challenge

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 17, 2021 2:45 pm

Winnipeg, MB – Stonewall’s Amy Martin has been chosen to represent Manitoba at the 2021 Capital City Challenge taking place in Ottawa, Ontario from November 26 – December 1, 2021. The 2021 Capital City Challenge is a four-team tournament featuring three men’s under-17 teams and Canada’s National Women’s Team. 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and...

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Five officials representing Manitoba at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 2, 2021 1:30 pm

WINNIPEG – Five officials are representing Hockey Manitoba at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s Under-18 Championship in Portage la Prairie at Stride Place from November 2nd to November 6th. Officials selected to attend the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship: Amy Martin (Referee), Stonewall – A level V official, Amy currently officiates U Sports women’s hockey, the Capital Region Junior Hockey League, the Manitoba Female...

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Taylor Friesen and Cameron Krall selected for 2021 WHL Cup

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 18, 2021 3:30 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Two (2) Hockey Manitoba officials, Taylor Friesen and Cameron Krall, have been chosen to represent Manitoba at the 2021 WHL Cup taking place in Red Deer, AB from October 20-24, 2021.  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....

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Winnipeg linesman Justin Johnson set to make his NHL officiating debut on September 26th

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Linesman Justin Johnson (Winnipeg) will make his National Hockey League officiating debut this Sunday, September 26th in Winnipeg at Canada Life Centre when the Jets host the Ottawa Senators in their pre-season home opener. The 23-year-old signed an entry-level minor league contract after attending the 2021 NHL Exposure Combine in Buffalo in late August. Johnson will work six NHL preseason games before he splits the...

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Hockey Manitoba official Lauren Fox receives the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 23, 2021 12:30 pm

Hockey Manitoba official Lauren Fox (Creighton/Flin Flon) is one of eight recipients of the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship for the 2020 – 2021 season. The scholarships are awarded annually to both male and female members of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program. “At first I didn’t really process it but then I was like oh wow I got it then I was like only eight...

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Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Officiating Scholarships

by Hockey Manitoba  |  March 22, 2021 11:30 am

Hockey Manitoba officials can now apply for the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Officiating Scholarships presented by the Seaman Hotchkiss Foundation and Project 75. Scholarships are presented in both the male and female categories.  Male recipients must have been part of the Hockey Canada OPEO in the past and female officials must be at minimum Level 3 certification. The below application forms outline the applicable criteria....

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Brett Roeland and Kelsey Mahoney reflect on their experience at the 2021 World Juniors

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  January 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Winnipeggers Brett Roeland (referee) and Kelsey Mahoney (linesman) returned last week from the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton where they both represented Hockey Manitoba and their experience is something that the two veteran officials say they will cherish for a very long time. After arriving in Edmonton on December 13th, Roeland and Mahoney were both required to quarantine for five days as per...

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Mahoney and Roeland selected to officiate at the 2021 World Juniors in Edmonton

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 13, 2020 10:30 am

WINNIPEG – Manitobans Kelsey Mahoney (linesman) and Brett Roeland (referee) have been selected to officiate the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship which is being hosted in Edmonton, Alberta between December 25th, 2020 – January 5th, 2021. This is the first time that both Mahoney, 33 and Roeland, 27, have been selected to officiate at the prestigious tournament, which is a showcase of some of...

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Officials Spotlight: Ally Wareham

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  August 19, 2020 8:30 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – Eastman’s Ally Wareham (Steinbach) was one of three female officials who became a certified Level IV official during the 2019 – 2020 season and she is looking forward to inspiring other female officials in Manitoba to do the same. “It was really humbling. You grow up your whole life in the hockey community knowing that there are six levels and as a...

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

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

WINNIPEG, Man. – 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...

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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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