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Ryan Galley named Manager, MJHL Dept. of Player Safety

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is excited to announce Ryan Galley as Manager, MJHL Department of Player Safety.

Starting immediately, all Department of Player Safety activities will be managed by Ryan who owns an extensive resume as an official on and off the ice.

“We are excited to have Ryan join the MJHL team and he will be a valuable resource for all involved as we continue grow as a league on and off the ice.  His extensive background as an on-ice official and officiating coach will also prove extremely beneficial as an additional resource for the league office and current MJHL on-ice officials,” Kevin Saurette, MJHL Commissioner.

Ryan has been involved in the Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) since the late 1990’s, and received the Level VI certification in 2008.  He has officiated within the MJHL, CJHL and at the USports level.

In his time as an official, he worked a World U-17 tournament as a linesman, and as a referee he worked ANAVET Cups, a Royal Bank Cup, an Allan Cup, and a World U-20 pre-tournament game.

As a HCOP clinic instructor and officiating coach, Ryan attended Hockey Canada’s Master Course Conductor Seminar twice.  He continues to coach and mentor officials from grassroots levels through to USports.  After Ryan retired as an on-ice official, he began working with the Official’s Development Program for Hockey Manitoba and the MJHL and he has become the most respected Official’s Supervisor/Coach in the province.

Between 2015 and 2017, Ryan worked for the NHL as an off-ice official in Winnipeg.  Currently he is a WHL Video Goal Judge in Winnipeg.

Day to day, Ryan is a Project Manager for a commercial construction sub-contractor, and an NSERC-endowed adjunct professor in Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba. He also volunteers as a minor hockey coach in Winnipeg.