RED DEER - Four Alberta officials will represent Canada on the international stage at various events over the course of the 2023-24 hockey season.
Referees Lacey Senuk (St. Albert), Brayden Arcand (Edmonton) and Taylor Burzminski (St. Albert), and linesman Chad Huseby (Red Deer) were among 58 Canadian officials named as IIHF licensed officials for this season.
Calgarian Todd Anderson will also work as part of the IIHF officials coaching staff this season.
Senuk was named as one of seven Canadian Olympic officials. This will be her second Olympic Winter Games after making her debut in Beijing, China in 2022. She’s officiated multiple other IIHF sanctioned events such as the Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and 4-Nations Cup. Senuk also made history on Sept. 3, 2022, when she became the first woman in league history to referee a game in the Ontario Hockey League.
Arcand and Burzminski are currently officials in both the Western Hockey League and Alberta Junior Hockey League. Arcand refereed the Centennial Cup final as well as a number of WHL and AJHL playoff games. Burzminski has officiated at the Hlinka Gretzky Tournament, World Junior A Hockey Challenge and the 2023 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Huseby has skated in the WHL, World Junior Hockey Championships and American Hockey League, and on Dec. 22, 2022, made his debut in the National Hockey League skating in a game between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.
"All five individuals have been involved and continue to be influential in the officiating community within our province," said Brett Kelly, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Officiating. "We congratulate them all for this accomplishment."
Specific assignments will be announced by the IIHF throughout the season.