Born: Erin, Ontario, Canada
Birthdate: Nov. 7, 1953
Married: Laurie, July 14, 1984
Residence: Thornbury, Ontario, CANADA
Education: Erin Public School, Erin High School
University of Western Ontario Bachelor of Science 1974
Queen’s University Bachelor of Education 1976
High School Science teacher 1976-1978 in St. Catharines, Ontario
Ontario Minor Hockey Officiating license 1966-78
Ontario Hockey Association Officiating license 1975-78
WHL, IHL, CHL 1978-79 as NHL Trainee
Under contract to the NHL as an on ice referee 1979-2004.
1979-1984 300 games in the AHL and the CHL as well as 88 NHL games
CHL All-Star Game
Adams Cup Finals
Calder Cup Finals
NHL Career Totals
First Game Dec. 19, 1981 Los Angeles at Hartford
Final Game April 2, 2004 Toronto at Buffalo
1427 Regular season NHL games
158 play-off NHL games
NHL play-off assignments 18 consecutive years
1 NHL All-Star game
8 Stanley Cup Finals 92,93,94,95,97,98,99,00
Other On-Ice Highlights
Ice Hockey World Championships-1982 Helsinki
Soviet Series Games: 1987-88, 88-89, 89-90, 90-91, 91-92,
Finland: 1994 fall tour with Winnipeg Jets to Helsinki
World Cup of Hockey Tournament and Final Game 1996
Japan: 1998 Game One in Tokyo between San Jose and Calgary
1999 Hall of Fame game in Toronto
European Premiere Games 2004 in Stockholm and Helsinki
2017 Centennial Classic ALUMNI GAME IN tORONTO
Officiating Related Information
Have conducted seminars and clinics in several countries including Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, England, France, Scotland, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, USA and Canada.
Served on the Shanahan Summit Committee in 2004 for NHL Standard of Enforcement changes.
Developed and selected the officiating team made up of NHL and International officials for the Olympic Tournament games of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. During these tournaments I managed and assigned the officials for the Games..
Managed and assigned the officials for the 2014-15 World Junior Tournament in Montreal and Toronto as well as the 2015 Men’s World Championships in Ostrava/Prague.
Spengler Cup Officiating Manager 2015, 2018
Served on many committees to establish and develop the standards and systems used in hockey officiating at the NHL level as well as amateur levels.
NHL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
Joined the executive 1981-82 season
Served on the executive until 2000-01 season
20 years on executive, President 1988-94, 1996-97
Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiation committee 82, 85, 88, 93, 97, 00
Post On-Ice Career
In 2005-09 season hired as the Senior Officiating Manager of NHL officials to assist in the development and execution of new managerial programs.
2005 Created and developed the succession planning program for NHL Officials
Served on the Officiating Development Alliance Board ( multi-sport alliance) from 2009 and to 2013
2009-2013 Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating for the NHL
2013-2017 Officiating Consultant for the NHL
2015-2019 Board of Directors for the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO)
2019 Participated on a review board in assessing the PAC-12 state of officiating and recommending a way forward.
2020 NASO Board Review Work Group, one of 3 on the committee, “to consider the current board’s organization, structure, membership, officer responsibilities, and any other relevant information developing a report with recommendations.”
Worked with the U.S. Polo Association on standard of enforcement
Served on the Advisory Board for Respect In Sports Group
Actively doing speaking engagements.
Past Speaking Engagements
U.S. Polo Assoc., National Association of Sports Officials, International Ice Hockey Federation, Olympic Ice Hockey Committee, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, Canadian Major Junior Hockey, Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, British Ice Hockey Federation, Italian Ice Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, Ontario Minor Hockey, Swedish Ice Hockey League, Czech Hockey League, National Hockey League Managers, National Hockey League Media Day, Big Ten Football Officials, Missouri Valley Football Officials, Mid-American Conference Football Officials, Cooperators Insurance Management Group, Cooperators Insurance Sales Force, Town of Blue Mountain Work Force, Events For Life School, Probus Clubs, Rotary Clubs
1989 named to the Ontario Hockey Association Honor Roll
2007 winner of the Ron Foxcroft Award presented by the Sports Officials of Canada for excellence in officiating at the professional level and for contributing to the world of officiating.
2008 inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame.
2012 NASO Gold Whistle Award for contribution to the World of Officiating across all sports in North America.
1991 -- CHICAGO, IL
January 19, 1991
Stanley Cup Finals
2000 Stanley Cup
1999 Stanley Cup
1998 Stanley Cup
1997 Stanley Cup
1995 Stanley Cup
1994 Stanley Cup
1993 Stanley Cup
1992 Stanley Cup
1996 World Cup of Hockey
CAN / USA / FIN / SWE / CZE /GER