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Officials named for 2023 Kelly Cup Finals

Thursday, June 1st
Officials named for 2023 Kelly Cup Finals

The following five referees and five linesmen have been selected to work the 2023 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.Referees – Nolan Bloyer (2nd Kelly Cup Finals), Logan Gruhl (1st), Sam Heidemann (1st), John Lindner (1st) and Alex Normandin (4th).Linesmen – Brady Fagan (3rd Kelly Cups Finals), Chad Fuller (2nd), Brandon Grillo (1st), Matthew Heinen (1st) and Christopher Williams (4th). “Congratulations to the 10 officials who have earned the opportunity to represent the ECHL Officiating Staff in the 2023 Kelly Cup Finals,” said ECHL Manager of Officiating Riley Yerkovich. “Each of these officials has been selected based on the merit of their performance in regular season and through the first three rounds of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. I am extremely proud of the hard work each of them has put in to this point, and I am confident that they will continue to work at the highest level in the Kelly Cup Finals.” 2023 Kelly Cup Finals Idaho Steelheads vs. Florida EverbladesGame 1 – Saturday, June 3 at 7:10 p.m. MT at IdahoGame 2 – Sunday, June 4 at 4:10 p.m. MT at IdahoGame 3 – Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET at FloridaGame 4 – Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET at FloridaGame 5 – Saturday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Florida (If Necessary)Game 6 – Tuesday, June 13 at 7:10 p.m. MT at Idaho (If Necessary)Game 7 – Wednesday, June 14 at 7:10 p.m. MT at Idaho (If Necessary)  * – If Necessary About the ECHL Formed in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 35th season in 2022-23. There have been 740 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 13 who have made their NHL debut in the 2022-23 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 32 NHL teams in 2022-23, marking the 26th consecutive season that the league has 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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