Twenty-eight Americans Chosen to Officiate International Ice Hockey Federation Events During the 2017-18 Season; Includes Illinois’ Strong, Hiller, McCambridge & Hancock

American officials will take part in 15 IIHF events, including the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that 28 American officials have been selected to serve as referees or linesmen for International Ice Hockey Federation events in 2017-18, including seven that will officiate at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The list includes Illinois’ Sara Strong (Chicago), Samantha Hiller (Des Plaines), Ian McCambridge (Aurora), and William Hancock II (Chicago).

“Congratulations to those officials selected to represent USA Hockey at international competitions,” said Matt Leaf, USA Hockey officiating program director. “This group has shown a commitment to mastering the craft of officiating over several years and will represent our country with pride and integrity.”

In addition to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, American officials will take part in multiple top-level IIHF World Championship events in 2017-2018, including the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 5, 2018, in Buffalo, New York, the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship Jan. 6-13, in Dmitrov, Russia, and the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship April 19-28, in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Eleven of the 28 Americans chosen to officiate during the upcoming season have previous experience working in top-level IIHF events, including three who officiated at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, and one at the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. Eight Americans have received their first IIHF assignment this season.

For a full list of American officials and their assignments, please see below.

NAME

EVENT

LOCATION

HOMETOWN

Dina Allen

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

N. Tonowanda, N.Y.

Katie Guay

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

Mansfield, Mass.

Melissa Szkola

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

St. Clair Shores, Mich.

Timothy Mayer

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

Okemos, Mich.

Jessica LeClerc

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

Saco, Maine

Judson Ritter

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

Bethlehem, Pa.

Fraser McIntyre

OG

PyeongChang, South Korea

Amherst, N.Y.

Chelsea Rapin

WW18

Dmitrov, Russia

Burlington, Vt.

Jodi Price

WW18

Dmitrov, Russia

Rochester, N.Y.

Kaylen Erchul

WWIIA

Bled, Slovenia

Duluth, Minn.

Laura White

WWIB

Asiago, Italy

Runnemede, N.Y.

Kristin Moore

WWIB

Asiago, Italy

Broomfield, Colo.

Kristine Langley

WWIA

Vaujany, France

Hopkins, Minn.

Sara Strong

WWIA

Vaujany, France

Chicago, Ill.

Jennifer Cameron

WWIIB

Valdemoro, Spain

Northborough, Mass.

Samantha Hiller

WW18IA

Asiago, Italy

Des Plaines, Ill.

Kelly Cooke

WW18IB

Mexico City, Mexico

Brighton, Mass.

Brienne Stewart

WW18IB

Mexico City, Mexico

Tulalip, Wash.

Andrew Bruggeman

WM18IA

Riga, Latvia

North Mankato, Minn.

Riley Bowles

WM18IB

Odessa, Ukraine

Chattaroy, Wash.

Ian McCambridge

WMIIA

Tilburg, Netherlands

Aurora, Ill.

Stephen Thomson

WM20

Buffalo, New York

Depew, N.Y.

Jeremy Tufts

WM20

Buffalo, New York

Brentwood, N.H.

William Hancock II

WM20

Buffalo, New York

Chicago, Ill.

Sean MacFarlane

WM20IB

Bled, Slovenia

Otis Orchards, Wash.

Nicholas Briganti

WM20IIA

Dumfries, United Kingdom

Newington, Conn.

Kenneth Anderson

WM18

Chelyabinsk & Magnitogorsk, Russia

New Hope, Minn.

Charlie O’Connor

WM18

Chelyabinsk & Magnitogorsk, Russia

Riverview, Fla.

 



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