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Hockey Weekend Across America


March 2 - 4, 2018 marks USA Hockey's tenth "Hockey Week Across America" celebration. As a part of this celebration, the USA Hockey Officiating Program will collaborate with the American-based National Hockey League clubs to host our "Meet the NHL Officials" program.

This year, young grassroots officials will be selected to attend an NHL game and meet the officials in their dressing room before the puck is dropped. During the meeting, these developing officials will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn what it takes to work the highest levels of our game, and the NHL Officials will have a brief reminder of the grassroots hockey community from where they came from.

"Candidly, for the boys to have a chance to meet the NHL officials and ask questions was great.  It's nice to hear they started the same way as Jack and Hunter did and through love and passion for the game its become a career."  - HWAA Official's Parent



Washington Capitals

Zach Turner (Monroe, VA)
Brett Dardzinski (Eldersburg, MD)

Dallas Stars

Sterling Kellogg-Clarke (Cypress, TX)
Ian Poynter (Allen, TX)

New Jersey Devils

Andrew Bell (Bergenfield, NJ)
Nick Rapallo (Little Egg Harbor, NJ)

Nashville Predators

Everett Roth (Spring Hill, TN)

New York Rangers

Nate Clateman (Port Washington, NY)
Tyler Jacobson (Seaford, NY)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Erik Galauner (Broadview Heights, OH)
Ryan Welsh (Lewis Center, OH)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Bailey Julian (Greensburg, PA)
Nicholas Ondrejko (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chicago Blackhawks

Tyler Pruszewski (Chicago, IL)
Logan Drolet (O'Fallon, MO)

Arizona Coyotes

Dylan Cherwinski (Surprise, AZ)
Zachary Merchant (Tempe, AZ)

Carolina Hurricanes

Jacob Luce (Charlotte, NC)
Julia Hoffmeier (Apex, NC)

Colorado Avalanche

Grant Hendrich (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Cody McAteer (Pueblo West, CO)

Los Angeles Kings

Robert Haroutiounian (Granada Hills, CA)
Nicholas Haroutiounian (Granada Hills, CA)

Florida Pathers

Austin Woodall (Tampa, FL)

The USA Hockey Officiating Program thanks the NHL Clubs, the National Hockey League, and the National Hockey League Officials Association for their support of this program, and wishes them all a happy Hockey Weekend Across America!

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