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Officials named for Conference Finals

Wednesday, June 16th
Officials named for Conference Finals

The following seven referees and seven linesmen have been selected to work the Conference Finals in the 2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

This will mark the eighth consecutive season that the ECHL will utilize a two-referee system for all games in the Conference Finals and Kelly Cup Finals.

Referees: Nolan Bloyer (1st Conference Finals), Andrew Bruggeman (2nd), Sean MacFarlane (2nd), Alex Normandin (3rd), Jake Rekucki (2nd), Andrew Wilk (5th) and Riley Yerkovich (1st).

Linesmen: Brady Fagan (1st Conference Finals), Shane Gustafson (2nd), Mitchell Hunt (1st), Daniel Kovachik (1st), Kilian McNamara (1st), Christopher Williams (3rd) and Tarrington Wyonzek (1st).

“Each of these officials has been selected based on their performance through the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs as well as the bulk of their work in the 2020-21 season,” said ECHL Manager of Officiating Stephen Thomson. “It is a great accomplishment to reach the Conference Finals of the Kelly Cup Playoffs and all of them should be proud to get to this point.”

Eastern Conference FinalsGreenville Swamp Rabbits vs. South Carolina Stingrays

Game 1 – Wednesday, June 16 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South CarolinaGame 2 – Friday, June 18 at 7:05 p.m. ET at GreenvilleGame 3 – Saturday, June 19 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Greenville Game 4 – Monday, June 21 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary)Game 5 – Wednesday, June 23 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary) 

Western Conference FinalsAllen Americans vs. Fort Wayne Komets

Game 1 – Friday, June 18 at 7:05 p.m. CT at AllenGame 2 – Saturday, June 19 at 7:05 p.m. CT AllenGame 3 – Monday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort WayneGame 4 – Tuesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (If Necessary)Game 5 – Wednesday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (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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