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American Officials to Call International Games

By USAHockey.com, 12/15/15, 8:30AM MST

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22 Individuals Serving During International Ice Hockey Federation Events in 2015-16 Season.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Twenty-two American officials are serving as referees or linesmen for major International Ice Hockey Federation events in 2015-16, USA Hockey announced today.

“We look forward to having this select group of officials represent USA Hockey on the international stage,” said Matt Leaf, director of USA Hockey’s officiating education program. “They’ve all worked extremely hard to get to the highest level and have earned this opportunity.”

American officials will take part in 12 IIHF events this season, including the the IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, the IIHF Women's World Championship in Kamloops, British, Columbia, and the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Assignments for the 2016 IIHF Men's World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersberg, Russia will be determined in late February. 

Officials assigned to the IIHF events this year include Chris Pitoscia (Edison, N.J.) and Brian Oliver (Rochester, N.Y.), who served at the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Junior Championship; Katie Guay (Dedham, Mass.) and Jamie Huntley (La Jolla, Calif.), who served at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship; and Jerilyn Glenn (St. Paul, Minn.) and Jessica LeClerc (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) who officiated at the 2015 Under-18 Women’s World Championship. Nine officials will be making their first appearances at IIHF events.

USA Hockey IIHF Officiating Assignments 2015-16

NAME HOME EVENT LOCATION DATES
Andrew Wilk Santa Rosa Valley, CA World U20, Division IA Vienna, Austrai Dec 13-19
Chris Pitoscia Edison, NJ World U20 Helsinki, Finland Dec 26-Jan 5
Brian Oliver Rochester, NY World U20 Helsinki, Finland Dec 26-Jan 5
Melissa Szkola Chestefield, MI World Women’s U18 St. Catharines, CAN Jan 8-15
Jessica LeClerc Old Orchard Beach, ME World Women’s U18 St. Catharines, CAN Jan 8-15
Ryan Madsen Loveland, OH Continental Cup Finals Rouen, France Jan 8-10, 2016
Mackenzie Williams Rome, NY WW18 Div. I Miskolc, Hungary Jan 10-16
Jeremy Tufts Brentwood, NH World U20, Division III Mexico City, Mexico Jan 15-24, 2016
James Scarpace West Bloomfield, MI World U20, Division III Mexico City, Mexico Jan 15-24, 2016
Stephen Reneau Sugar Creek, MO WOG Qualification, Round 2 Sapporo, Japan Feb 11-14, 2016
Dana Penkivech Apple Valley, MN WOG Qualification, Round 2 Sapporo, Japan Feb 11-14, 2016
Samantha Hiller Boulder, CO Women’s Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer, Norway Feb 12-21, 2016
Katie Guay Dedham, MA World Women’s Division IA Aalborg, Denmark Mar 25-Apr 1, 2016
Jamie Fenstermacher Hibbing, MN World Women’s Division IA Aalborg, Denmark Mar 25-Apr 1, 2016
Jerilyn Glenn St. Paul, MN World Women’s Kamloops, Canada Mar 20-Apr 4, 2016
Jamie Huntley La Jolla, CA World Women’s Kamloops, Canada Mar 20-Apr 4, 2016
Michaela Frattarelli Bristol, RI World Women’s Kamloops, Canada Mar 20-Apr 4, 2016
Dina Allen North Tonawanda, NY World Women's Div. II Group A Bled, Slovenia Apr 2-8
Jodi Price Rochester, NY World Women's Div. I Group B Asiago, Italy Apr 4-10
Ryan Daisy Mansfield, MA World U18 Division IA Minsk, Belarus Apr 9-15, 2016
Stephen Thomson Canandaigua, NY World Men Division IIB Mexico City, Mexico Apr 9-15, 2016
William Hancock II Huntington Woods, MI World Men Division IIB Mexico City, Mexico Apr 9-15, 2016
Brett Sheva Horsham, PA World U18 Grand Forks, ND Apr 14-24, 2016
Cameron Voss Worcester, MA World U18 Grand Forks, ND Apr 14-24, 2016
Jake Davis Wyandotte, MI World U18 Grand Forks, ND Apr 14-24, 2016
Stephen Reneau Sugar Creek, MO World Men's Div. I Group A Katowice, Poland April 23-29
Timothy Mayer Okemos, MI World Men's Moscow/St. Petersberg, Russia May 6-22
Fraser McIntyre Amherst, NY World Men's Moscow/St. Petersberg, Russia May 6-22
Judson Ritter Bethlehem, PA World Men's Moscow/St. Petersberg, Russia May 6-22

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