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Local Officials Experience What it is Like to be Supervised by an NHL Officiating Manager

By Tim Holtz, 05/20/20, 4:30PM EDT


On February 9, 2020, seven Atlantic District Officials attended the Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs Hershey Bears game to learn, observe and enhance their capabilities and experience. Officiating the game were Peter Schilttenhardt (from NJ), Beaudry Halkidis (Charlotte NC), Tyler Loftus (Wilkes Barre, PA), Bill Lyons (DC). Providing play-by-play feedback to the observing officials were Jim Doyle (Atlantic District RIC), Jud Ritter (AHL Linesman and Hockey Officiating Olympian 2018), Henry Augenstein (Region Officiating Coordinator, NEPA) and Monty Ferguson (Region Officiating Coordinator – BucksMont, PA, and DVHL RIC). Of huge surprise, NHL Officiating Manager Dan McCourt (Former NHL Linesman) was present, supervising the on-ice officials, and included the entire group of observing officials in the post-game feedback to the officials. What a terrific experience for all!

Participants: Mason Hoeffner, Keith Camp, Wyatt Cobb, Conor Long, Daniel Kvecher, DJ Bray and Connor Gaffney.