With one month until the puck drops on the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and Hockey Canada have announced the officials selected to work the World Juniors, set for Dec. 25-Jan. 5 in Edmonton, Alta.
Due to the unique nature of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, the IIHF Officiating Committee has selected an all-Canadian line-up of 26 officials – 14 referees and 12 linesmen – that represent seven Hockey Canada Members. The decision was made to ensure the health and safety of all participants due to COVID-19 and current travel restrictions.
“Hockey Canada is proud of the 26 Canadian officials that have been selected to work the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship this year. Although it is a unique year, we know these individuals will represent Canada with pride when they step on the ice in Edmonton,” said Todd Anderson, senior manager of officiating with Hockey Canada. “Our officials have worked tirelessly to get to this point in their careers, and to be considered among the top officials in Canada is an honour.”
The following officials have been selected to represent Canada at the 2021 World Juniors:
|Adam Bloski (Saskatoon, Sask.)||Guillaume Brunelle (Saint-Lambert, Que.)|
|Michael Campbell (Surrey, B.C.)||Matt Ceko (St. Catharines, Ont.)|
|Alexandre Garon (Terrebonne, Que.)||Maxime Chaput (Saint-Jérôme, Que.)|
|Olivier Gouin (Laval, Que.)||Jonathan Deschamps (Trois-Rivières, Que.)|
|Kyle Kowalski (Edmonton, Alta.)||Deion Foster (Edmonton, Alta.)|
|Guillaume Labonté (Trois-Rivières, Que.)||Adam Harris (Hamilton, Ont.)|
|Mike Langin (Saskatoon, Sask.)||Brett Mackey (Surrey, B.C.)|
|Fraser Lawrence (Edmonton, Alta.)||Kelsey Mahoney (Narol, Man.)|
|Kevin Maillé (Saint-Sauveur, Que.)||Matthew Mannella (Niagara Falls, Ont.)|
|Mathieu Menniti (Verdun, Que.)||Benjamin O’Quinn (Woodstock, Ont.)|
|Mark Pearce (North Vancouver, B.C.)||Nathan Vanoosten (Vancouver, B.C.)|
|Brett Roeland (Winnipeg, Man.)||Tarrington Wyonzek (Regina, Sask.)|
|Carter Sandlak (London, Ont.)|
|Tyson Stewart (Almonte, Ont.)|
All 26 officials are products of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program, which includes six levels of certification and is the foundation for the training and development of officials across Canada.