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Minnesota Hockey Officials Association

Youth Hockey Referee Spotlight

The Minnesota Wild Youth Hockey Referee Spotlight Program will honor one male and one female Minnesota youth hockey referee per month, November through March. Honorees will be selected by Minnesota Hockey Officials Association (MHOA). Each referee will receive two game tickets will be invited to meet the NHL referees before the game.

  • Tuesday Oct 24 vs. Vancouver
  • Thursday, November 16 vs. Nashville Predators
  • Tuesday, December 12 vs. Calgary Flames
  • Tuesday, January 9 vs. Calgary Flames
  • Tuesday, February 13 vs. NY Islanders
  • Monday, March 19 vs. LA Kings

November Minnesota Wild Youth Official Spotlight

Daniel Lyons

Hometown: Hutchinson

Q: What is your age?
A: 18
 
Q: Did you play competitive hockey? If yes, what was the highest level of hockey that you played?
A: I am currently playing High School hockey.
 
Q: How many years have you been officiating?
A: I am in my 5th season.
 
Q: What level(s) do you officiate most often?
A: Peewees or squirts.
 
Q: Why did you become a referee?
A: To better understand the game, and to hopefully continue to be a part of it.
 
Q: What is your favorite memory as a referee?
A: The first time I officiated a Bantam A game.
 
Q: What is one thing you would like to tell a youth hockey parent? 
A: Have fun and enjoy your kid playing.
 
Q: What is one thing you would like to tell a youth hockey coach? 
A: Relax, it is all for the love of the game.

 

Kendall Markovic

Q: What is your age?
A: 17
 
Q: Did you play competitive hockey? If yes, what was the highest level of hockey that you played?
A: Girls Varsity High School Hockey.
 
Q: How many years have you been officiating?
A: 8 years
 
Q: What level(s) do you officiate most often?
A: Bantam A and B
 
Q: Why did you become a referee?
A: One of my teammates and I wanted to try it.
 
Q: What is your favorite memory as a referee?
A: Officiating the 12uB State Championship Game
 
Q: What is one thing you would like to tell a youth hockey parent?
A: Your view and my view are two completely different views. Maybe what you saw is different than what I saw.
 
Q: What is one thing you would like to tell a youth hockey coach?
A: Each person that steps into that hockey rink has a role in the success of each game; each player, coach, official and parent. To achieve success, we each need to do our part for the betterment of the game.


October Minnesota Wild Youth Official Spotlight

 

Eva Erickson

Hometown: Eagan

  • Played hockey most of her life in the Eagan program and played on the HS team last year (JV). Plays Defense.
  • Is a Junior.
  • Started officiating in the 2015 / 2016 season.
  • Has experience in working all girls levels including as a Linesman at the U15A level.
  • Works boys Squirts and Peewees, likely Bantam games this season.
  • Has a great attitude, wants to learn, and is a scheduler's dream (Arbiter is up to date, accepts games quickly, etc...).
  • Pending availability, hopes to attend a camp like MHOA next summer.

Brody Erola

Hometown: Owatonna

  • Born in 2003.
  • Starting his second year of officiating.

2017 State Tournament Officials

Congratulations to our 2017 State Tournament Officials!  We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to our amateur players!

2017 National Tournament Officials

Congratulations to all the officials who accomplished their goals to work a USA Hockey National Tournament!  Your hard work paid off. Thank you for all you do to support our amateur athletes.

*Click the view all link above to see the complete list of MHOA seminars available for the 2015-16 season. Then, visit the USA Hockey Officiating Seminars page to save your seat!

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Help officials become the best they can be.  Contributions will always be welcomed to this cause.  Make any contibution you can and mail it to:

"Leslie Fund" 

Dave Kemp

14698 DOMINICA CT

Apple Valley MN 55124

The Fund is growing and helping Minnesota officials needing financial support to be a better official.