Officials

2018-2022 New Rules Overview

The 2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book was published by the IIHF on 2 July 2018 (New Rule Book is here) introducing a number of major and minor rule changes.  Prior to the publication of the new rule book, Referees-in-Chief from around the world came together at the 2018 IIHF Global Officiating Summit to familiarise themselves with… Read more »

2018/2019 IIHF Championship Program

The following officials have been assigned to officiate at IIHF World Championships for the 2018/2019 season: Kent Unwin – Referee at 2019 IIHF World Championship Division III Qualification, UAE, Abu Dhabi, 31/3/2019 to 6/4/2019 Bethany Bowshall – Linesman at 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division I, Group A, Hungary, Budapest, 7/4/2019 to 13/4/2019 Grainge Phillips… Read more »

2018/2019 IIHF Licenses

The following officials have been allocated an IIHF License for the 2018/2019 season: Referee Linesman Ainslie Gardner QLD F B Nick Air NSW M C Robert Love VIC M C Bethany Bowshall SA F B Grainge Phillips VIC M B Joshua Delle Coste WA M C Cory Ross WA M B Russell Dow VIC M… Read more »

2018 AIHL Finals Officiating

The 2018 AIHL Finals Series was held on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd September 2018 at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne.  Fans were treated to some amazing games of hockey with Semi Final 1 played between CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs; Semi Final 2 played between Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder; and… Read more »

Unsung Heroes

The pace of the game continues to get faster and faster every season, and officials have had to change their mindset and work just as hard as players to ensure they can keep up with the game. This has led to a total obsession with fitness and a regimented routine that starts two months prior… Read more »