21 American officials named to the IIHF championships
USA Hockey announced today that 21 American officials have been selected to serve as referees or linesmen for International Ice Hockey Federation world championships in 2020-21. The list includes Lake Villa native William Hancock and former Illinois official and 2021 Ben Allison Award Recipient, Kendall Hanley.
Of the 21 Americans chosen to officiate during the upcoming season, nine have previous experience working in top-level IIHF events while 12 have received their first IIHF assignment.
The eight Americans originally assigned to officiate the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Canada from May 6-16, which is no longer being held due to local government restrictions, remain eligible to officiate the re-scheduled event. Many of those officials have been assigned to work the Chipotle-USA Hockey National Championships.
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