Former ECHL Referee McCauley
Took Another Way To NHL

By Rachel Lenzi
Staff Writer
The Portland Press-Herald

PORTLAND – Wes McCauley’s proudest career moment didn’t come during the National Hockey League playoffs.

It didn’t come under the roof of one of the game’s hallowed cathedrals.

It came during a minor-league game in Dayton, Ohio, when McCauley, a South Portland resident now in his fifth year as an NHL referee, officiated an ECHL game that marked the professional debut of his younger brother, Blaine.

It was the best of many memorable moments he has experienced as an official in the glamorous world of professional hockey.

“It’s a great job,” McCauley said. “It’s something different every day.”

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