Category Archives: NHLOA Milestones

Brian Pochmara 1000 Games

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

Jordan Samuels-Thomas

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 […]

Justin Kea – First NHL Game

Justin Kea

Tonight in Chicago, referee Justin Kea will be officiating his first NHL Regular Season Game at United Center when the Buffalo Sabres will be in town to play the Blackhawks. Kea was hired by the National Hockey League last summer under a minor league referee contract and wears jersey no.44. He will be joined on […]