International Ice Hockey Federation

22 officials named

22 officials named

Refs, linesman for U18 Worlds known

Published 22.10.2014 15:01 GMT+2 | Author Martin Merk
22 officials named
Players from the Swiss and U.S. U18 national teams exchange gifts in front of the on-ice officials prior to their game at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
The IIHF has named 373 officials from 41 countries for the World Championship program including 22 who will officiate in Zug and Lucerne.

12 referees and 10 linesmen were nominated for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Switzerland including three local officials, referee Andreas Koch and linesmen Franco Espinoza and Michael Tscherrig.

Koch has already officiated nine games in the U18 World Championships, in 2012 and 2013. For Espinoza and Tscherrig it will be the first top-level IIHF event.

Referees     Linesmen  
Bergamelli, Jimmy  FRA    Buese, Markku  GER 
Harnebring, Andreas  SWE    Espinoza, Franco  SUI 
Iverson, Brett  CAN    Gebauer, Jiri  CZE 
Koch, Andreas  SUI    Korba, Martin  SVK 
Lindqvist, Petri  FIN    Lundgren, Ludvig  SWE 
Mullner, Robert  SVK    Oliver, Brian  USA 
Oskirko, Yuri RUS    Otmakhov, Alexander  RUS 
Pesina, Vladimir  CZE    Piche, Nicolas  CAN 
Pitoscia, Christopher  USA    Sormunen, Hannu  FIN 
Rohatsch, Marian  GER    Tscherrig, Michael  SUI 
Smetana, Ladislav  AUT       
Solem, Per Gustav  NOR       


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