UK OFFICIALS GIVEN IIHF ASSIGNMENTS

Ten Ice Hockey UK officials have been selected to officiate at IIHF tournaments in the 2016-17 season.

The selections by the IIHF to the high-profile tournaments is recognition of the high standards of the UK officials.

The officials will officiate at a variety of tournaments, including men’s, women’s, juniors and Olympic qualification.

Andy Dalton has already been a linesman at the men’s Olympic Final Qualifiers in Latvia this season.

In addition, Dalton has been selected on the long list for the men’s top-flight tournament, which is being held in France and Germany in 2017.

IHUK referee-in-chief, Simon Kirkham, said: “This is once again recognition from the IIHF at how highly they rate our officials.

“Year after year we get multiple allocations of our officials all around the world at high-ranking tournaments.

“On behalf of IHUK I would like to congratulate all of the officials who have got assignments from the IIHF this year.”

IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION I, Group B United Kingdom, Belfast, 23.4.2017 – 29.4.2017
Linesman: Ally Flockhart
Linesman: James Kavangh

IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION II, Group A Romania, Galati, 3.4.2017 – 9.4.2017
Referee: Tom Darnell

IIHF ICE HOCKEY WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION II, Group B Iceland, Reykjavik, 27.2.2017 – 5.3.2017
Lineswoman: Leigh Hetherington

IIHF ICE HOCKEY U20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION II, Group A Estonia, Tallinn, 11.12.2016 – 17.12.2016
Referee: Dean Smith

IIHF ICE HOCKEY U20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION III New Zealand, Dunedin, 16.1.2017 – 22.1.2017
Linesman: Danny Beresford

IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Slovakia, Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, 13.4.2017 – 23.4.2017
Referee: Liam Sewell

IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION I, GROUP A Hungary, Budapest, 8.1.2017 – 14.1.2017
Lineswoman: Amy Lack

IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION III, Group A Chinese Taipei, Taipei City, 21.3.2017 – 27.3.2017
Referee: Stefan Hogarth

OLYMPIC GAMES PRE-QUALIFICATION, WOMEN GROUP F Norway, Stavanger, 16.12.2016 – 18.12.2016
Referee: Deana Cuglietta