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Officials named for 2021 Kelly Cup Finals

Thursday, June 24th
Officials named for 2021 Kelly Cup Finals

The following five referees and five linesmen have been selected to work the 2021 Kelly Cup Finals. The officials are selected based on the merit of their performance over the course of the regular season and their work thus far in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

As was the case throughout the 2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs, all games during the Kelly Cup Finals will utilize the two-referee system.

Referees – Andrew Bruggeman (2nd Kelly Cup Finals), Sean MacFarlane (2nd), Alex Normandin (2nd), Jake Rekucki (1st) and Andrew Wilk (2nd)

Linesmen – Brady Fagan (1st Kelly Cup Finals), Shane Gustafson (1st), Kilian McNamara (1st), Chris Williams (2nd) and Tarrington Wyonzek (1st)

“The 10 officials selected have endured a season like no other,” said ECHL Manager of Officiating Stephen Thomson. “They all have had an outstanding year and have proven their ability so far in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. I know how hard these guys have worked and they have dedicated themselves to the protocols in place to get to this point and personally would like to congratulate them on the honor of being selected to work the Kelly Cup Finals.”

Kelly Cup FinalsFort Wayne Komets vs. South Carolina Stingrays

Game 1 – Friday, June 25 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston, South CarolinaGame 2 – Sunday, June 27 at 6:05 p.m. ET at Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston, South CarolinaGame 3 – Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IndianaGame 4 – Friday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana *Game 5 – Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana *

* – 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 26 teams in 19 states and two Canadian provinces for its 33rd season in 2020-21. There have been 698 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 20 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2020-21 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2020-21, marking the 24th 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.

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