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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!

December Spotlight Header

  • Senior hockey player at Deerfield High School
  • Recently committed to Tulane University in New Orleans on a full scholarship to study Chinese language and biochemistry
  • In his 4th season as a referee and has officiated close to 250 games, ranging from the mite level all the way up to high school varsity hockey

  • Junior at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox
  • Level 3 Official who has officiated Squirt level Championships and CCM World Invite Games
  • Enjoys playing golf in addition to officiating
  • Following in the footsteps of his dad who is also a referee

November Spotlight Header

  • Level 1 official who aspires to referee at the highest levels
  • Freshman at Burlington Central High School
  • Enjoys lacrosse, cross country, and track in addition to hockey
  • Following in the footsteps of his dad who has been a referee for 37 years

October Spotlight

  • 17 years old and has been officiating for 4 years
  • Play on the Geneva Cyclones U18 CSDHL team
  • Is a member of the St.Charles North Bass Fishing team as well as the Ultimate Frisbee team
  • Loves wake-boarding and bare footing in the summer

  • Has been an ice hockey official for 2 years
  • Participates in the American Development Program
  • Also officiates football and lacrosse
  • Has high aspirations of officiating all sports at high levels beyond high school