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Hockey Week Across America


February 17 - 24, 2019, marks USA Hockey's "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.

Nominations for the 2019 HWAA "Meet the NHL Officials" Program closed at 12:00a on December 1, 2018.

Please check back next season for more information.

"For the boys to have a chance to meet the NHL officials and ask questions was great. It's nice to hear that 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

Katherine Johnson - Dumfries, VA
Dennis Mason - Cockeysville, MD

Dallas Stars

Kimberly Miller - Little Elm, TX
William Blake - Missouri City, TX

New Jersey Devils

Trenton Burton - Brick, NJ
Andrew Bell - Bergenfield, NJ

Colorado Avalanche

Parker Fromin - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dimitry Tsarevski - Lakewood, CO

Los Angeles Kings

Ben Dickey - Poway, CA

Boston Bruins

Caroline Davis - Brookline, MA

Pittsburgh Penguins

Jessica Vybiral - Eire, PA
Brandon Bowser - Freeport, PA

Arizona Coyotes

Skyler Sanchez - Glendale, AZ
Luke Yubeta - Chandler, AZ

San Jose Sharks

Joshua Calilan - Vacaville, CA
Corey Yoshida - Sunnyvale, CA

New York Islanders

Brandon Blum - Dix Hills, NY
Evan Gorelik - Plainview, NY

Minnesota Wild

Benjamin Symanietz - Hanover, MN
Hayden Benedict - Eagan, MN

Carolina Hurricanes

Mike Pudlo - Chapel Hill, NC
Sean Miller - Apex, NC

Florida Pathers

Kyle Andjich - Weston, FL
Andreas Thurn - Miami, FL

Anaheim Ducks

Chris Ritchie - San Diego, CA
Ian Abcarius - San Diego, CA

Las Vegas Golden Knights

Hunter Ladd - Las Vegas, NV
Robert Purdy - Las Vegas, NV

Philadelphia Flyers

Louis Cocco - Sellersville, PA
Kieran Green - West Chester, PA

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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