Class of 2013 Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Bio Series: John Opoka, Officials’ Category

450John played hockey in high school and started to officiate while in college at the age of 19. At that early age, John felt fortunate to have had his officiating advance primarily because of a man who he greatly respected, admired, and strived to emulate…Mr. Chet Stewart. Chet recommended John, and at that point he was voted into the collegiate chapter (NIHOA). The membership list was short, only twelve officials.

Categories: Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame


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