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DBOA Official hired by ahl

Not that many years ago, Shawn Oliver joined the District B Officials Association in Ottawa as a new official. This season he was hired by the American Hockey League and worked his first game on 10 March 2021. Craig MacKay of was able… Continue Reading “DBOA Official hired by ahl”

Blog Post – Umps and Refs

Last night in New York, the manager of the Yankees was ejected and later suspended for one game after a tirade directed at the home plate umpire.  While YouTube is full of manager ejections that are often entertaining and sometimes downright hilarious (case in… Continue Reading “Blog Post – Umps and Refs”

Official Profile: Daniel Wong-Fung had the chance to sit down with Daniel Wong-Fung recently as part of our latest “Official Profile” segment.  Daniel is always a pleasure to work with due to his great work ethic on the ice, always having his partner’s backs, great sense of… Continue Reading “Official Profile: Daniel Wong-Fung”

Official Profile: Tyler Glenn

Tyler Glenn was this year’s recipient of the DBOA’s prestigious Rookie of the Year award. had a chance to sit down with him recently for an exclusive interview.  Here’s how it went down… Q. How long have you been officiating hockey and what… Continue Reading “Official Profile: Tyler Glenn”

Handing Out the Hardware

Late April means the minor hockey season is wrapping up, the snow is finally melting, and it’s time for the DBOA Annual General Meeting!  Officials gather each year to bid each other a good summer, debate wording of our constitution, enjoy a few snacks,… Continue Reading “Handing Out the Hardware”

DBOA Bids Farewell to One of its Own

The DBOA was saddened this fall to lose one of our own.  Daniel Spence, an over 10 year veteran of our association, lost his life in late September.  Aside from his officiating family which included our entire association, Daniel’s own immediate family often took… Continue Reading “DBOA Bids Farewell to One of its Own”

Early Season Tune Up

A group of newer DBOA officials gathered at Richcraft Sensplex this week for some advanced instruction from some of the HEO’s Officiating Program’s top brass.  Classroom sessions included technical details surrounding the role of both linesmen and referees, communication with your partners on the… Continue Reading “Early Season Tune Up”

Black and White Game 1 done!

Game 1 of the Black and White game is complete with Team White easily winning 7-1. Captain of the Black team Shawn Corcoran could not be reached for comment.

Lots of “First’s” to start the year!

As with every season, first year officials jump on the ice for the very first time with their mentor and a senior official to experience a novice or atom hockey game. It is an exciting time, yet a lot of nerves and pressures. Well… Continue Reading “Lots of “First’s” to start the year!”

DBOA Official Selected to the AHL

The District B Officials Association would like to congratulate fellow referee Brandon Bourgeois for making the American Hockey League team of officials! Brandon has been with the DBOA for a number of years, even helping out on the executive, and as a mentor/supervisor. He… Continue Reading “DBOA Official Selected to the AHL”