Development Email: NEsupervisions@hockeyalberta.ca
RIC email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your position’s role within the Northeast Region?
Supervisions are sent to me so I can keep track of how many supervisions each person has done/had done on them
What is your favourite part of officiating?
Getting a chance to share the game I love with players and fellow officials. I love to camaraderie that we share on the ice.
Why/how did you become an official?
Playing minor hockey, as a goalie, I was able to see the whole ice and interact with referees often. I also had a good hold on the rules of the game so it felt natural to ref.
What is your job/career?
Principal at Hughenden Public School.
What are your hobbies/past-times outside of hockey?
Anything sports related, fishing and hunting.
What do you do to prepare for a hockey game?
Show up 30-45 min before the game and chat with fellow officials. Listen to my body and warm up harder if I have to.
What level of hockey do you officiate?
Bantam, Midget, Jr. B and Sr.
What are your goals for the 2019/2020 hockey season?
Pass on the rules of the game to new officials and mentor them.
What advice would you give to a new or young official?
Don’t take everything negative you hear personally. Hockey is a passionate game and people get out of control at times- it isn’t because you’re doing a bad job; they may not have had the same angle.