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29 Americans to Officiate World Championships

By, 12/13/13, 9:45PM MST


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twenty-nine American officials have been selected to serve as referees or linesmen for major International Ice Hockey Federation events in 2013-14, USA Hockey announced today.

"We have a tremendous group of officials that has been selected to represent USA Hockey on the international stage," said Matt Leaf, director of USA Hockey's officiating education program. "They've all worked hard to earn the right to officiate at the highest level of the sport."

American officials will take part in 16 IIHF events in 2014, including the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden, the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland, and the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Assignments for the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, will be determined in late February.

Officials assigned to the IIHF events this year include Kate Connolly (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Laura Johnson (Rochester, N.Y.), who both officiated at the 2013 Women's World Championship; and Timothy Mayer (Okemos, Mich.) and Fraser McIntyre (Amherst, N.Y.), who both served at the 2013 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.

A full list of America officials and their respective events is below.

American Officials Assigned to 2014 IIHF World Championships

2013 European Women's Club Competition Semifinals
Bad Tolz, Germany

Name Hometown Role
Ceci Morris Hoffman Estates, Ill. Referee

2013 Winter World University Games
Trentino, Italy

Name Hometown Role
Jackie Spresser Westminster, Colo. Linesman
Melissa Szkola Chesterfield, Mich. Referee

2013 IIHF World Junior Championship Division I, Group A
Sanok, Poland

Name Hometown Role
Chris Pitoscia Edison, N.J. Referee

2013 IIHF World Junior Championship Division I, Group B
Dumfries, United Kingdom

Name Hometown Role
Brett Sheva Horsham, Pa. Referee

2013 Spengler Cup
Davos, Switzerland

Name Hometown Role
Steve Patafie Bethlehem, Ga. Referee

2014 IIHF World Junior Championship
Malmo, Sweden

Name Hometown Role
Timothy Mayer Okemos, Mich. Referee
Fraser McIntyre Amherst, N.Y. Linesman

2014 Olympic Winter Games
Sochi, Russia

Name Hometown Role
Erin Blair Hoffman Estates, Ill. Referee
Thomas George Monrovia, Md. Linesman
Alicia Hanrahan South St. Paul, Minn. Linesman
Laura Johnson Rochester, N.Y. Linesman
Andy McElman Algonquin, Ill. Linesman
Ian Walsh Portland, Ore. Referee
Christopher Woodworth Rochester, N.Y. Linesman

2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Division III
Izmir, Turkey

Name Hometown Role
Brian Oliver Rochester, N.Y. Linesman

2014 European Women's Club Competition Finals
Location TBD

Name Hometown Role
Dina Allen Wheatfield, N.Y. Referee

2014 Women's World Championship Division II, Group B Qualification
Mexico City, Mexico

Name Hometown Role
Jamie Fenstermacher Hibbing, Minn. Linesman
Jamie Huntley LaJolla, Calif. Referee
Jill Salvo Long Beach, Calif Linesman

2014 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship
Budapest, Hungary

Name Hometown Role
Kate Connolly Philadelphia, Pa. Linesman
Katie Guay Dedham, Mass. Referee

2014 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship Division I
Fussen, Germany

Name Hometown Role
Kristine Morrison Richfield, Minn. Referee

2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I, Group A
Preov, Czech Republic

Name Hometown Role
Jerilyn Glenn St. Paul, Minn. Referee

2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II, Group A
Asiago, Italy

Name Hometown Role
Michaela Frattarelli Bristol, R.I. Linesman

2014 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship
Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland

Name Hometown Role
Geoff Miller West Newbury, Mass. Referee
Dana Penkivech Apple Valley, Minn. Linesman

2014 Men's World Championship Division I, Group A
Goyang, Korea

Name Hometown Role
Christopher Ciamaga East Aurora, N.Y. Referee
Judson Ritter Bethlehem, Pa. Linesman

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