Author Archives: Ryan Bahl

Whistle Talk

The NHLOA, in conjunction with the NHL, founded a mentorship program geared towards a group of 48 elite female officials throughout North America.   Article written by Adam Kirshenblatt — Samantha Hiller just wants to be able to skate. The native of Boulder, Colorado is a level four official with USA Hockey working in Illinois. She had broken her leg […]

Gary Pedigo Sr.

A longtime friend of the NHLOA and member of the NHL off-ice crew in Colorado has passed away. Gary Pedigo Sr was a long time official in Colorado and formerly served as the Colorado Referee in Chief. He played a significant role in the development of many officials in the Rocky Mountain region and was […]

Luke McGeough honors his father in SJHL game

‘Sense of pride’: Son of late NHL official pays tribute with dad’s jersey (CTV News) From CTV News Regina: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/sense-of-pride-son-of-late-nhl-official-pays-tribute-with-dad-s-jersey-1.5200527 — REGINA — Two years after his passing, the son of longtime NHL official Mick McGeough honoured his father by wearing one of his jerseys while officiating an SJHL game Saturday. Luke McGeough says he […]

NHLOA Donates to No Kid Hungry

Charity helps provide food to children, teaches families how to make healthy meals Original article from NHL.com The National Hockey League Officials Association, through its Zebras Care charity, has donated $10,000 to No Kid Hungry, a program that provides food to children and teaches families how to prepare healthy, affordable meals. No Kid Hungry was launched […]

Derek Amell – 1500 NHL Games

Amell set to celebrate this milestone this afternoon in Pittsburgh This afternoon in Pittsburgh, NHL Linesman Derek Amell will be skating in his 1,500th NHL Regular Season Game. The Pittsburgh Penguins will be hosting the Washington Capitals at the PPG Paints Arena for today’s game. Fellow referees Dan O’Halloran and Dean Morton will be wearing the […]