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The Journal Gazette

Monday, July 23, 2018 9:20 pm

ECHL names manager of officiating

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Stephen Thomson, 28, who spent the last four years officiating in the ECHL, has been named manager of officiating by the league. Thomson was one of the two referees — the other was Chris Pontes — to call the Komets’ controversial Game 7 overtime loss to eventual-champion Colorado that was decided on a power-play goal.

“We are excited with the addition of Stephen to oversee our officiating department and I am looking forward to working with him and seeing his growth into this new chapter of his career,” said ECHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst. “Stephen’s passion, energy and dedication to officiating will help guide and develop our officials in achieving the next step in their careers. His knowledge of the officiating staff and League will be a tremendous asset, as well as his familiarity with the other governing bodies and leagues we work with daily.”