Binghamton, NY - The Federal Prospects Hockey League has announced the hiring of Brent Rutherford as a member of the FPHL Officiating Supervisors Staff for the upcoming 2023-24 FPHL Season.


Rutherford, who possesses more than 20 years of supervisory experience at the collegiate level, has been a supervisor for the NCHC since the 2015-16 season. During his collegiate officiating career, Rutherford worked 21 seasons of NCAA hockey as a referee, which included splitting time between the CCHA and the WCHA. Additionally, he worked two seasons as a linesman. During his refereeing career, Rutherford was selected to work the playoffs for 19 consecutive seasons, advancing to the NCAA Tournament on four occasions and chosen to officiate to work the prestigious Great Lakes Invitational Eight times. Brent had supervised in the CCHA & WCHA for 12 seasons. Rutherford made the transition to the NCHC after the realignment of college hockey, where he has supervised since.

FPHL Director of Officiating Paul Jene stated, “Brent has had a solid career as an official and as a supervisor. He’s known for his no nonsense approach to coaching officials and is well respected. And he's not a guy thats going to worry about your feelings and I love that about him. We are looking forward to working with Brent."

Brent stating, “I’m looking forward to working with the FPHL assisting them with their officiating development."

The FPHL is a Single-A Minor Professional hockey league and will be entering its 14th season in the fall of 2023.