The Youth Hockey Referee Spotlight highlights two amateur hockey referees from Illinois per month and gives them the opportunity to attend a Blackhawks game and meet the NHL refs prior to puck drop. The impact and contribution of youth referees in hockey is as important as the players, and this is a great opportunity to reward them for their contributions.
Featured in the fourth spotlight are Danny Goldberg and Mathias Cyranek. They attended the game vs. the Boston Bruins on February 22, 2015. They were selected as part of Hockey Weekend Across America.
- Fourth year as an official
- Officiates Varsity High School through Mites
- Selected to referee AHAI State Championships 2013-14
- Attending college next year
- Level 3 Official
- Currently refs Peewee, Bantam, and High School games
- Sophomore at Neuqua Valley High School
- Hopes to get into the Officials Development Program and one day ref in the NHL