Author Archives: Ryan Bahl

Scott Cherrey 1000 Games

On April 17th in Toronto, linesman Scott Cherrey celebrated his 1,000th NHL Regular Season Game at the Scotiabank Arena when the New York Islanders visited the Maple Leafs.   Cherrey made his NHL debut on October 6th, 2007 in Washington,DC (Hurricanes vs Capitols).   Having the privilege of working this special assignment with Scott tonight […]

Brian Pochmara 1000 Games

On April 17th in Detroit, NHL referee Brian Pochmara celebrated his 1,000th NHL Regular Season Game when the Florida Panthers visited the Red Wings. Joining him on the ice for this special assignment were fellow referee Justin St.Pierre along with linesmen Brad Kovachik and Bryan Pancich.   The NHLOA would like to congratulate referee Brian Pochmara for reaching […]

Jordan Samuels-Thomas – First NHL Game

Tonight in Chicago, referee Jordan Samuels-Thomas will be officiating his first NHL Regular Season Game at United Center when the San Jose Sharks will be in town to play the Blackhawks. Samuels-Thomas was hired by the National Hockey League last summer under a minor league referee contract and wears jersey no.42. He will be joined […]

First Annual OHL Officiating Prospect Development Combine

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its 1st Annual Officiating Prospect Development Combine to be held from June 2-4 at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre in Belleville, Ont. Information about the combine can be found here: