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Hockey Week Across America

MEET THE NHL OFFICIALS PROGRAM

February 16 - 23, 2020, 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.

2020 NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the 2020 HWAA "Meet the NHL Officials" Program have closed. Please check back next season for your next opportunity.

"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



2020 HOST TEAMS & PARTICIPANTS

Anaheim Ducks

Creighton Seiders  -  San Diego, CA
Matthew Takagi  -  Anaheim, CA

Arizona Coyotes

Tim Larys  - Chandler, AZ
Shelby Porter  -  Mesa, AZ

Boston Bruins

Drew Young  -  Foxboro, MA
Nathan Currier  -  Concord, NH

Buffalo Sabres

Ryan Bartlett  -  Oswego, NY
Maia Hinesley  -  Rochester, NY

Carolina Hurricanes

Mason Payne  -  Colfax, NC
Jordan Hughes  -  Raleigh, NC 

Chicago Blackhawks

Ethan Otto  -  Hobart, WI
Anthony Peterson  -  Bolingbrook, IL

Colorado Avalanche

Amos Mills  Denver, CO
Colton Zambruk  -  Highlands Ranch, CO

Columbus Blue Jackets

Andrew Webb  -  Florence, KY
David Wilhelm  -  Perrysburg, OH

Dallas Stars

Nolan Tighe  -  N. Richland Hills, TX
Romy Thibeault Coppell, TX

Detroit Red Wings

Duncan Lowes  -  Novi, MI
Nick Braidwood Spring Lake, MI

Los Angeles Kings

Logan Burger  -  Riverside, CA
Brett Wilkinson  -  El Segundo, CA

Minnesota Wild

Isaac Souja  -  Dellwood, MN
Logan Hamernik  -  Rochester, MN

Nashville Predators

Witt Norris  -  Knoxville, TN

New Jersey Devils

Samuel Nubile  -  Freehold, NJ
Joshua Shpungin  -  Wayne, NJ

New York Islanders

Andrey Hamparzoumian  -  Smithtown, NY
Timothy Caputo  -  Smithtown, NY

New York Rangers

Sulajman Taipovic  -  Staten Island, NY
Connor Harrison  -  Freeport, NY

Philadelphia Flyers

Josh Greene Avondale, PA
Evan Kehoe  -  Green Lane, PA

Pittsburgh Penguins

Andrew Kobak Indiana, PA
Gabriel Nettleton Indiana, PA

Vegas Golden Knights

Kevin Hanly  -  Las Vegas, NV
Joseph Hallet  -  Las Vegas, NV

Washington Capitals

Mark Amery  -  Montgomery Village, MD
Victoria Boger  -  Kensington, MD
Lachlan Sterling Montclair, VA


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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