Aug 21,2014(ISN) – CALGARY, Alta. – Five of the top female officials from across Canada will attend the
inaugural Hockey Canada Female Level V Officiating Seminar from Aug. 20-24 in
The seminar prepares officials for assignments to national events and international
competitions, such as the Esso Cup, National Women’s Under-18 Championship, CIS
national championships, the Clarkson Cup, IIHF world championships and the Olympic
The five officials attending the Hockey Canada Female Level V Officiating Seminar are:
· Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie Montreal, Que. Hockey
· Christine Durham Winnipeg, Man. Hockey
· Kayla Keeping Prince George, B.C. B.C.
· Lacey Senuk St. Albert, Alta.
· Michelle Stapleton Saskatoon, Sask.
Saskatchewan Hockey Association
“Canada has long been a provider of world-class officials, and this seminar is
another step in keeping Canadian officials on the ice at the game’s biggest events,”
said James Mays, Hockey Canada’s referee-in-chief. “The Hockey Canada Officiating
Program is the envy of hockey nations around the world, and we’re excited to watch
it continue to grow and develop.”
The five officials attending the seminar are all Level IV officials, and were
nominated by their respective Hockey Canada branches. A selection committee then
reviewed all of the candidates and selected these officials.
Instruction at the Hockey Canada Female Level V Officiating Seminar will be handled
by Mays, Todd Anderson, Hockey Canada’s senior manager of officiating, and national
supervisor Mary Anne Gage. Guest instructors will also be making presentations
throughout the seminar.
There are more than 2,200 female officials currently registered as part of the
Hockey Canada Officiating Program, including 45 active Level IV officials registered