Mitch Hunt – First NHL Game

October 13th, 2021. Tonight, Mitch Hunt will be working his first NHL Regular Season game in Denver, Colorado when the Chicago Blackhawks visit the Colorado Avalanche. He will be joined on the ice by referees Chris Schlenker and Graham Skilliter while linesman Kiel Murchison will be working the lines with him. Hunt began officiating at […]

Whistle Talk

The NHLOA, in conjunction with the NHL, founded a mentorship program geared towards a group of 48 elite female officials throughout North America.   Article written by Adam Kirshenblatt — Samantha Hiller just wants to be able to skate. The native of Boulder, Colorado is a level four official with USA Hockey working in Illinois. She had broken her leg […]

Gary Pedigo Sr.

A longtime friend of the NHLOA and member of the NHL off-ice crew in Colorado has passed away. Gary Pedigo Sr was a long time official in Colorado and formerly served as the Colorado Referee in Chief. He played a significant role in the development of many officials in the Rocky Mountain region and was […]