The following eight referees and 10 linesmen have been selected to work the Conference Finals in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
This will mark the fifth consecutive season that the ECHL will utilize a two-referee system for all games in the Conference Finals and Kelly Cup Finals.
Referees: Ken Anderson (1st Conference Finals), Jason Faist (1st), Alex Garon (1st), Tyler Puddifant (2nd), Jonathan Sitarski (1st), Stephen Thomson (1st), Jeremy Tufts (1st) and Andrew Wilk (3rd)
Linesmen: Lucas Bisbee (1st Conference Finals), Erik Contino (1st), Michael Fusani (1st), Beau Halkidis (1st), Brent Hooks (2nd), Shaun Morgan (5th), Charlie O’Connor (3rd), Dylan Peper (1st), Patrick Richardson (4th) and John Waleski (1st)
“It is a very good accomplishment for each of these officials to make it to the Conference Finals,” said ECHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst. “Each of them have earned their selection as it is determined by merit in each round throughout the playoffs.”
Eastern Conference Finals (Best of Seven)
Manchester Monarchs vs. South Carolina StingraysGame 1 – Friday, May 12 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South CarolinaGame 2 – Saturday, May 13 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South CarolinaGame 3 – Monday, May 15 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South CarolinaGame 4 – Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET at ManchesterGame 5 – Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. ET at Manchester (If Necessary) Game 6 – Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m. ET at Manchester (If Necessary) Game 7 – Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. ET at Manchester (If Necessary)
Western Conference Finals (Best of Seven)
Toledo Walleye vs. Colorado Eagles Game 1 – Friday, May 12 at 7:35 p.m. ET at ToledoGame 2 – Saturday, May 13 at 7:35 p.m. ET at ToledoGame 3 – Wednesday, May 17 at 7:05 p.m. MT at ColoradoGame 4 – Friday, May 19 at 7:05 p.m. MT at ColoradoGame 5 – Saturday, May 20 at 4:05 p.m. MT at Colorado (If Necessary) Game 6 – Monday, May 22 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Toledo (If Necessary) Game 7 – Wednesday, May 24 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Toledo (If Necessary)
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 29th season in 2016-17. There have been who have started their career in the ECHL who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 24 who made their NHL debuts in the 2016-17 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2016-17, marking the 20th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.