MacPhee, who hails from Elmira Ontario, took up officiating with his local referees’ association at age 14 to earn some money and stay involved in the game.
What started as a part time pursuit became a passion and MacPhee was hired by the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) in 2017 as a linesman. Two years later, MacPhee progressed to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as a referee and from there his officiating career took off. In 2021, he began skating in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2022, MacPhee had the privilege of refereeing at the World Junior Championships held in Edmonton/Red Deer, AB.
Throughout his journey, MacPhee has remained committed to giving back to officiating through his volunteerism and mentorship with the Elmira Referees’ Association where he served as a director and later, president. In 2017, MacPhee helped launch a development camp for new minor hockey referees, and continues to give back by providing ongoing mentorship to aspiring local officials. The National Hockey League offered him a minor leagues referee contract in the summer of 2022.