Darren Gibbs – 1000th NHL Game

Darren Gibbs

Linesman Gibbs reached this milestone in Dallas on Tuesday night Tuesday night in Dallas, Darren Gibbs worked his 1000th NHL regular season game when the Minnesota Wild visited the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Eric Furlatt, Gord Dwyer and Tony Sericolo worked this special game with Darren. On behalf of the NHLOA, we would like to […]

Tom Kowal – A Referee’s Life

Tom Kowal

NHL Life showcases Referee Tom Kowal. Focusing on the devastating floods this past Summer in Alberta. In the days leading up to June 20, 2013, the province of Alberta experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding described by the provincial government as the worst in Alberta’s history. Four people were confirmed dead as a direct […]

Linesman Derek Amell works his 1000th NHL Game

Derek Amell

Congratulations to Derek Amell on reaching this milestone in Montreal The NHLOA would like to recognize the tremendous accomplishment of one of our fellow officials. On Thursday October 17, Derek Amell worked his 1000th NHL game as a Lineseman as The Columbus Blue Jackets visited Montreal Canadiens. He was joined on the ice by Francois St-Laurent, Ghislain Hebert […]

Jean Hebert / Kiel Murchison – Fulltime Promotions

Jean Hebert

2 officials have been promoted to full-time NHL status for this season The NHLOA would like to recognize the promotion of two full time officials. Jean Hebert Referee Jean Hebert from Bouctouche New Brunswick played hockey with the Clement-Cormier Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference High School Hockey League before moving on to join the Richibucto […]

3 NHL greats retiring


Ray Scapinello, Randy Mitton and Terry Gregson are retiring The NHLOA would like to recognize the outstanding service of three of their most honored members who will be working their final National Hockey League regular season games this weekend. Retiring after long and successful careers. Ray Scapinello, Randy Mitton and Terry Gregson have exemplified the […]