Class of 2013 Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Bio Series: Meet Bud Monaco, Officials’ Category

bud monacoBud Monaco has been a referee for the past 40 years. He’s officiated games at every level imaginable – from the mites leagues, to the AAA midget level elite league, as well as Chicago area high school hockey leagues – and even a league called the Continental Hockey League, which was popular in the 70’s and 80’s and was made up of former semipro players.

Monaco has refereed many contests all around the Midwest, but his home base has been the Chicago area, where he is considered one of the most knowledgeable and respected officials. Recently, Monaco decided to hang up his whistle, striped shirt and skates, and retire from officiating.


Categories: Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame, Officials


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