Former IHOA member, four women officials to work games at NHL Prospect tournaments (

Women officials to work games at NHL Prospect tournaments

Former IHOA official and board member, Kendall Hanley, has been selected to officiate rookie tournaments in Irvine, California; Buffalo; Nashville and Traverse City, Michigan. She is one of four women, out of 30 officials. She will officiate at the 2019 NHL Prospect Tournament, which runs Friday through Monday in Traverse City.

“My passion and love for the game started at a young age and after college I was not quite ready to hang up my skates,” said Hanley.  “I met some amazing people in Texas who were very involved in officiating who supported and mentored me early on. Officiating provides a team environment, great comradery and competition and helps me give back and support the game I love.”

This is the sixth year Exposure Combine participants have been officiating at the rookie tournaments, and 85 percent of the officials at the five rookie tournaments have attended an NHL Exposure Combine.