NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
NOJHL names Matt Davie director of officiating
SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today that they have appointed Matt Davie to serve as director of officiating, effective immediately.
A long-time veteran official, Davie began officiating in back in 1992 in the Northern Ontario Hockey Association with the Copper Cliff Minor Hockey Association.
Currently a Level 5 official he has refereed in the NOJHL dating back to 1998.
A move to Toronto in 2000 saw him officiate in the Ontario Junior Hockey League and Greater Toronto Hockey League through to 2007.
Heading back to Northern Ontario Davie returned to the ice in the NOJHL and has also officiated at multiple levels of the game in his career from the OUA, World under-17, OHF provincials, the OHL Cup as well as in both the TELUS Cup Canadian national midget event in Sault Ste. Marie and the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Jr. A championship in North Bay back in 2013.
He has also served as a Referee Supervisor with the NOHA and GTHL since 1998.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to work with the NOJHL,” commented Davie on his new position.
“We have a fantastic league here in Northern Ontario. The teams are very competitive and the hockey is top notch,” he added.
“I look forward to working with Robert Mazzuca (NOJHL Commissioner) and Dan McCourt (NHL Officiating Manager), in continuing to develop young officials within our league across Northern Ontario.”
Davie looks to offer insight and build on his experiences in working with the league officials.
“I hope by sharing my experiences and knowledge of officiating with our league’s officials, we will continue to improve officiating across the North and improve the game itself.”
Davie assumes his role with the NOJHL taking over from Glen Campbell who held the position the past number of seasons.
The NOJHL would like to thank Glen for his steadfast efforts in working with the officials on behalf of the league and wish him well in the future.