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Referee Spotlight

The Youth Hockey Referee Spotlight highlights two amateur hockey referees from Illinois per month and gives them the opportunity to attend a Blackhawks game and meet the NHL refs prior to puck drop. The impact and contribution of youth referees in hockey is as important as the players, and this is a great opportunity to reward them for their contributions. Click here to meet some of our previous nominees!

October Spotlight

  • 19 years old, entering his fifth year officiating
  • Currently a freshman at Joliet Junior College
  • Played varsity hockey with the Spartans hockey club
  • Volunteers with the science and music programs at Kelvin Grove Middle School
  • Goal is to officiate higher levels of hockey, such as college or juniors, and possibly even professionally
  • Battles with Cystic Fibrosis while maintaining school and officiating schedule

  • Senior at Benedictine University studying actuarial science
  • Market analysis and planning intern at Hub Group
  • Participates in the Officiating Development Program and is in his third year as an official
  • Volunteers as a tutor at Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center helping low income and refugee children improve their academic and social interaction skills
  • Attended the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camp and Central District Officiating Camp in Ames, Iowa