The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today the 11 gentlemen that will serve as the league's full-time on-ice officials for the 2011-12 season.
The full-time referees for the upcoming season are Zac Blazic, Boone Bruggman, Brent Coulombe, Marc-Andre Lavoie and Peter Tarnaris and the full-time linesmen are Kyle DeMaggio, John Grandt, Bill McGoldrick, Shaun Morgan, Cory Piche and James Sanders.
The 2011-12 season will mark the first as a full-time CHL officials for Blazic, Coulombe, Tarnaris, DeMaggio, Morgan and Sanders.
“We are very excited with the group of officials that both Bryan Lewis (CHL Referee-in-Chief) and Leon Stickle (CHL Senior Supervisor of Officials) have assembled for this season,” said Jim Wiley, CHL's Director of Hockey Operations. “These young men have all the tools to have long careers as on-ice officials and the experience and development they will gain from this season is a positive for them and the league.”
As recently as this summer, the CHL has developed officials preparing them for the National and American Hockey Leagues. In July, Mark Lemelin was signed to a NHL contract joining Frederick L'Ecuyer and Gord Dwyer as former CHL officials who are now NHL referees.