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NHL names officials for Stanley Cup Final

Wednesday, 05.26.2010 / 3:21 PM / NHL On-Ice Officials

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NHL names officials for Stanley Cup Final
Bill McCreary, Dan O'Halloran, Kelly Sutherland and Stephen Walkom were named Wednesday as the four referees who will work this year's Stanley Cup Final between the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks.

McCreary, the only repeater from last year, will be working his 15th Stanley Cup Final -- he's worked every one since 1994 with the exception of the 2007 series between Anaheim and Ottawa. McCreary officiated in Game 7 of last spring's Final between Pittsburgh and Detroit, and he also worked the gold-medal game between the United States and Canada at the Winter Olympics in February.

O'Halloran also worked the Final in 2008, while Walkom will be working his first Final since 2004 -- he also worked it in 2002, but spent four years as the NHL's supervisor of officials before returning to the ice this season. Sutherland, who was paired with Walkom during the conference finals, is working his first Stanley Cup Final.

The four linesmen selected to work the Final are Jean Morin, Greg Devorski, Steve Miller and Pierre Racicot. Morin will be working his fifth consecutive Final and sixth overall, while Racicot will be working the Final for the third consecutive year and fourth in the last five. Miller also worked the Final last year, while Devorski is working it for the first time since 2006.
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