Referee Exchange Program

The International Ice Hockey Federation started the Referee Exchange Program in 2004 in an effort to obtain more consistent officiating between nations. The program normally has three officials from each of the seven nations travelling between the top European hockey nations to call games in the top professional leagues.

 

Each official calls a minimum of two games in the seven host nations. For example, a referee from Sweden will officiate two games each in Finland, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. While in each visiting nation, the officials work the game with a local referee and local linesmen, and they are evaluated by local Game Supervisors, who evaluate their performances based on IIHF evaluation regulations.

 

Click here for the 2013/2014 schedule of the Referee Exchange Program

 

2013/2014 Referees

Nation

Name

Czech Republic

Hodek Pavel

Czech Republic

Hribik Jan

Czech Republic

Pesina Vladimir

Finland

Boman Antti

Finland

Kaukokari Mikko

Finland

Salonen Anssi

Germany

Bauer Stephan

Germany

Brill Marcus

Germany

Piechaczek Daniel

Russia

Gofman Roman

Russia

Romasko Yevgeni

Russia

Sergeyev Alexander

Slovakia

Baluska Vladimir

Slovakia

Kubus Jozef

Slovakia

Müllner Robert

Sweden

Björk Tobias

Sweden

Nord Mikael

Sweden

Sjöqvist Mikael

Switzerland

Koch Andreas

Switzerland

Stricker Daniel

Switzerland

Wiegand Marc


Note: Click on the names to access the bios of the officials.

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