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Shandor Alphonso - First NHL Game

Shandor worked his first game in Buffalo, NY

Published: October 18, 2014

Last night, Shandor Alphonso of Orangeville, Ontario has worked his first regular NHL season game when the Florida Panthers visited the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.

He was joined on the ice by fellow referee Dan O’Halloran, Ghislain Hebert and linesman Brad Kovachik. Shandor was joined by his wife Jacee, his son Zander, his parents Wayne and Cheryl and many other members of his family and friends. Several fellow officials from the OHL and the OHA also made the trip to see their former teammate making his NHL debut. After the game, all his family and friends joined Shandor in the officials dressing room to celebrate. A reception was also held later that night.

The NHLOA and it’s members would like to congratulate Shandor on his first NHL game and wish him a long and successful career. 



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