Mitch Hunt – First NHL Game

Mitchell Hunt

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.

Gary Pedigo

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 […]

Luke McGeough honors his father in SJHL game

Luke McGeough

‘Sense of pride’: Son of late NHL official pays tribute with dad’s jersey (CTV News) From CTV News Regina: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/sense-of-pride-son-of-late-nhl-official-pays-tribute-with-dad-s-jersey-1.5200527 — REGINA — Two years after his passing, the son of longtime NHL official Mick McGeough honoured his father by wearing one of his jerseys while officiating an SJHL game Saturday. Luke McGeough says he […]

NHLOA Donates to No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

Charity helps provide food to children, teaches families how to make healthy meals Original article from NHL.com The National Hockey League Officials Association, through its Zebras Care charity, has donated $10,000 to No Kid Hungry, a program that provides food to children and teaches families how to prepare healthy, affordable meals. No Kid Hungry was launched […]