Sunday, June 13, 2021
Official of the Year
Mark Pearce is an elite official within BC Hockey, Hockey Canada and the IIHF. This year he was selected to officiate at the IIHF U20 World Junior Championship during the 2020-21 season. This was Mark’s first Tier 1 International event, and he had a successful tournament as he participated through to the playoff portion of the event. Despite the COVID-19 impacted season, he built upon a strong 2019-20 season where he was a runner-up for this award. Mark has had several seasons of being selected for National and WHL championship events. He is a veteran Level 6 Referee who serves as a great ambassador for the program and excellent role model for young official across the membership. He has served as a local MHA developer with North Vancouver Minor Hockey, BC Hockey Summer Officiating School and OPoE instructor and supervisor within the high-performance program. Mark is well deserving of this award! Congratulations!