Rapsky & Miko set to officiate Centennial Cup

A pair of on-ice officials from the MJHL will represent the league and province at the Centennial Cup in Oakville, Ontario, from May 9-19.

Wyatt Rapsky (Referee) and Josh Miko (linesperson)

Officials get selected to attend Hockey Canada High Performance Camps such as Officials Program of Excellence (OPOE) & National High Performance Selection Camp. These two officials were placed on a long list by MJHL Director of Officiating, Patrick Gagnon, and the branch.  From there, Hockey Canada goes through the list and makes their selections for the Centennial Cup.

The OPOE is the pathway through which Canadian officials are selected for top national and international assignments. The objectives are to provide a clear developmental pathway for aspiring elite officials, provide developmentally appropriate coaching for elite officials, prepare officials for national and international competitions, and assist Hockey Canada in making evidence-based decisions for national and international events. Officials enter the OPOE through regional identification camps, based on nominations from their Member programs.

National High Performance Selection Camp is an intensive four-day experience intended to help the officials develop the tools needed to succeed at an elite level. The Officials selected were part of a months-long evaluation process, including input from their respective Member programs and leagues, prior to a final selection by Hockey Canada.  Upon successful completion of the camp, the officials will join the national high-performance program and compete for Junior A and senior national championships, as well as international assignments.