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BC Hockey Officials Assigned to 2019 Canada Winter Games
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Nine (9) BC Hockey officials have been assigned to officiate at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15 – March 3, 2019.

The officials selected are:

Female Officials (4)

Colleen Butler


North Delta, BC

Level III

Patricia Gove


Summerland, BC

Level III

Megan Howes


Burnaby, BC

Level IV

Danica Kroeker


Prince George, BC

Level III



Colleen Butler (23) (Lineswoman)

-           Began officiating in 2008 with North Delta Minor Hockey Association (MHA)

-           Instructed BC Hockey Summer Officiating School - Osoyoos

-        Officiates the BC Male Midget AAA, Female Midget AAA (FMAAA), Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL), Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) and USports 

-           Officiated the 2018 Male U16 BC Cup

-           Level III (3) official


Megan Howes (21) (Referee)

-           Began officiating in 2012 with Burnaby MHA

-           Lead instructor Summer Officiating School - Osoyoos

-           Officiates the Major Midget League (MML), FMAAA, CSSHL and USports

-           Officiated the gold medal game at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship

-           Received the 2016-2017 BC Hockey Most Promising Official award

-           Level IV (4) official


Patricia Gove (22) (Lineswoman)

-           Began officiating in 2009 with Summerland MHA

-           Currently the Referee in Chief of Summerland MHA

-           Officiates the CSSHL, JWHL and USports

-           Attended 2018 BC Hockey Officiating Program of Excellence (OPoE) and U16 BC Cup

-           Level III (3) official


Danica Kroeker (20) (Lineswoman)

-           Began officiating in 2011 with Prince George MHA

-           Instructed the BC Hockey Summer Officiating School - Osoyoos

-           Officiates the MML, and FMAAA, JWHL and USports

-           Officiated the 2017 Midget Female Provincial Championship Gold Medal Game

-           Level III (3) official

Male Officials (5)

Cole Cooke


Mission, BC

Level IV

Graedy Hamilton


Duncan, BC

Level IV

Bobby Jo Love


Smithers, BC

Level IV

Bradley Parker


Chilliwack, BC

Level IV

Hasret Sidhu


Richmond, BC

Level V


Cole Cooke (22) (Linesman)

-           Began officiating in 2008 with Mission MHA

-    Linesman in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL), British Columbia Intercollegiate League (BCIHL), British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL)

-           Received the 2016 BCHL Brad Lazarowich Award (Co-Linesman of the Year)

-           Instructed the BC Hockey Summer Officiating School – Lake Cowichan

-           Level IV (4) official


Bobby Jo Love (22) (Referee)

-           Began officiating in 2008 with Smithers MHA

-           Played in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), VIJHL and BCIHL

-           Referees the VIJHL, BCIHL and BCHL.

-           Officiated at the 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) Young Stars Classic

-           Level IV (4) official


Bradley Parker (25) (Linesman)

-           Began officiating in 2008 with Chilliwack MHA

-          Played in the BCHL and Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) winning the Cyclone Taylor Cup and Keystone Cup 

-           Linesman in the PJHL, BCIHL, USports, BCHL and WHL.

-           Attended the 2017 NHL Exposure Combine

-           Level IV (4) official


Graedy Hamilton (18) (Referee)

-           Began officiating in 2013 with Cowichan Valley MHA

-           2017 Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association (VIAHA) - South Island Official of the Year

-           Attended the 2017 BC Hockey OPoE and U16 BC Cup

-           Referees the VIJHL, BCIHL and BCHL

-           Level IV (4) official


Hasret Sidhu (23) (Referee)

-           Began officiating in 2008 with Richmond Blues MHA

-           Mentor/Supervisor for Richmond Jets MHA

-           Referees the PJHL, BCIHL and BCHL

-           Refereed at the Bronze Medal game at the 2017 Telus Cup

-           Level V (5) official

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