ZURICH, Switzerland - Officiating a college hockey game is a challenging task by itself, but officials working under the supervision of the Hockey Referee Assigning Organization are about to take on an even greater task on the world stage this February. The International Ice Hockey Federation announced its roster of ice hockey officials for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and that list included three officials who work Division III games under the HRAO during the collegiate season.
Linesman Fraser McIntyre is set to work his first Olympic Games after multiple stints at the World Championships, most recently in 2016. He also worked the World Championship tournament in 2015, and the World Juniors in 2014. His other officiating experience includes the collegiate level, as well as many years under the employ of the American Hockey League, where he has worked the Calder Cup Finals.
Linesman Jessica LeClerc is not only a collegiate official, but is also a former player at Utica College. LeClerc was a three year player under Dave Clausen from 2007 to 2009 after transferring from the University of Maine. On her officiating resume, she has most recently worked the 2017 Women's World Championship, and the 2016 Under-18 Women's World Championship for the IIHF.
Referee Katie Guay makes her first Olympic Games as the latest accomplishment of a trailblazing career in the officiating profession. Guay is the first female official to referee men's Division I college hockey on a regular basis, and has also officiated professional men's games before in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
The HRAO is the organization responsible for assigning and supervision of NCAA Division III hockey officiating for the United Collegiate Hockey Conference, SUNYAC, NESCAC, Colonial Hockey Conference, NEWHL, and others across the east region of Division III Hockey. They utilize the services of over 300 officials located from Maine to Maryland, with a wide range of prolific qualifications. To learn more about the HRAO, their services, and how to become an official, visit CollegeHockeyReferee.com