Hockey Manitoba will continue the #ThankTheStripes initiative this season in an effort to recognize, acknowledge and show support to our 1,600+ on-ice officials from across the province. December 2 – 4, 2022 has been identified as the weekend to promote this initiative, and we will be asking leagues, associations and members to actively get engaged.
Without our on-ice officials, quite simply, we do not have a game. Officials at all ages and levels of hockey work tirelessly to ensure that our game is safe, fair and played within the rules. Let’s come together to show our appreciation for everything they do!
Hockey Manitoba has planned the following for the #ThankTheStripes weekend:
- Social media campaign (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) encouraging associations, leagues, players, coaches and parents to acknowledge and show support for Manitoba officials with messages, pictures and videos using the hashtag #ThankTheStripes.
- Recognition of officials who have been selected for national/international championships
- Highlighting the various officiating resources that are available to all referees in the province