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River East Officials

2019-20 Referee-in-Chief Year End Report

This year River East hosted 2 recertification clinics for level 1 & 2 on ice officials, both taking place at Gateway arena. I am hoping that REMHA will be able to host a level 3 clinic this upcoming season to go along with the 1 & 2 referees and Timekeepers as well.

This past season we started the year off with 115 officials and over time that number, for various reasons, reduced to 109, still a large number to work with. Two years ago, Hockey Winnipeg put in place a mechanism to try and keep the number of Timekeepers that any one area would utilize. I would like to see this implemented with new officials, however not all areas share our numbers. Therefore, that strategy would not work city wide.

Play-offs started off just like every other year. REMHA hosted, Midget A1, Bantam AA, Female Bantam A2 and Peewee A. This year’s divisions afforded a good range of games for our officials to work. And as a result of Covid-19 pandemic Hockey Canada had no other option but to cancel the remainder of the play-offs. As unfortunate as it was, it was the right action to take to safeguard all our stake holders involved in our game.

This year’s recipients of the Nick Slywka Memorial Awards presented by the Slywka family are:

  • Most Promising Official – Tyler Roslinsky
  • Most Improved Official – Jevyn Philipchuk
  • Most Deserving Offical – Dakota Wellman

In closing I would like to thank all the members of the executive board for all they have done for REMHA.

Yours Respectively,
John McDonald


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