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 3 – 5, 2021 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:
- 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.
- Identification of Regional Award Winners for Most Promising, Most Deserving and Most Improved Officials
- Recognition of officials who attended national/international championships
- Highlighting the various officiating resources that are available to all referees in the province
Public Service Announcements (PSA)
In previous years, we encouraged all clubs, associations and leagues to use the following PSAs during all games during the #ThankTheStripes weekend. Feel free to create additional messages of your own as well!