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Four Americans Earn Officiating Assignments for 2019 IIHF Men's World Championship

By USA Hockey, 03/04/19, 1:00PM MST

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Tournament to be held May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia

Four Americans were among the 32 on-ice officials from 14 different countries who were selected to work the upcoming 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.

Brian Oliver – who recently officiated at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia – will return to officiate the IIHF Men's World Championship for the second straight year after working the 2018 tournament in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. He'll be joined by Stephen Reneau, who earns his third IIHF Men's World Championship assignment after joining Oliver at the 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship and also working the 2017 IIHF Men's World Championship May 5-21, 2017, in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France.

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After completing assignments at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 5, 2018, Jeremy Tufts and William Hancock II will make their IIHF Men's World Championship officiating debut this May in Slovakia. 

The addition of these four brings the total number of Americans working at 2018-19 IIHF World Championship events to 31 officials across 19 different events, including the IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship Jan. 6-13, 2019, in Obihiro, Japan, the IIHF Women's World Championship April 4-14, 2019, in Espoo, Finland, the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship April 18-28, 2019, in Ornskoldsvik and Umea, Sweden, and the IIHF Men's World Championship May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.

For a full list of officials working 2018-19 IIHF events, please click here.


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