By Michael Barrett, Illinois Referee in Chief & AHAI Supervisor of Officials
This coming Friday, March 18, represents the culmination of a few AHAI State Finals which will be played at the United Center. The games played at the United Center this Friday include the Girls’ High School Division, the Combined High School Division and the Red Varsity High School Division.
As with the players and teams who earned their position in the State Finals, the officiating community similarly has candidates who earned the privilege of officiating these games at the United Center.
Through a long process including review of this year’s evaluations and supervisor reports, as well as the evaluations of the teams and other officials, evaluators and assigners, I selected the officials to work the United Center games.
The selected officials worked hard throughout the year and exhibited the effort, skill and judgment necessary to receive consideration for these games. Their selection to work these games is the culmination of their work throughout this past season and a reflection of their desire to provide quality officiating to the Illinois ice hockey community.
The following officials were assigned to work these games:
Girls’ High School: Karch Weyermuller, Tod Toter and Jeffrey Pacocha
Combined Varsity: Michael Anderson, Christopher Thiess, Nicholas Fiorito and Anthony Fiorito
Boys Red Varsity: Robert Shintani, Joseph Hederman, Richard Faron and Trent Flory.
All of the officials who will work the United Center games this Friday should be congratulated for their selections.
The United Center games are this Sunday with the following game schedule:
4:00 p.m. Girls’ High School
7:00 p.m. Red Division
9:15 p.m. Combined Division