OFFICIALS NAMED FOR THE 2021-22 COMMISSIONERS CUP FINALS
Syracuse, NY - The Federal Prospects Hockey League has announced the following five referees and five linesmen who have been selected to work the 2022 FPHL Commissioners Cup Finals. The officiating selections were discussed with the teams and the final decisions were based on merit and overall consistency of their performance over the course of the 2021-22 FPHL Regular Season.
Referees – Ken Radolinski, Brian Cole, Trevor Waite, Emmett Caldwell, & Steve Cook
Linesmen – Corey Fossa, James Callan, Michael Imperio, Isaac Kessler, & Dave Czarniak
As was the case throughout the 2021-22 FPHL Regular Season, all games during the Commissioners Cup Finals will utilize the two-referee two-linesman system.
Director Of Officiating Paul Jene stated, "Our staff has dealt with a lot of adversity this season. Injury, illness, long travel and just getting back into full operation which everyone stepped up for the league and did a great overall job this season. There were quite of number of officials that we would have liked to have given the nod to work finals this season. But in the end, this is a business and decisions need to be made for the league.” Jene further stated, “Officiating is a thankless job. And due to many years of abuse, our sport among others now suffers from a shortage of officials. But we are dedicated to making the game better and our staff continues to work hard to change the culture of the FPHL and our great sport.”
The FPHL is proud to showcase its officiating staff and quite a number of the officials in the FPHL have come from higher levels of hockey. Some of this season’s selected officials for the Commissioners Cup Finals have worked higher levels such as the American Hockey League (AHL) & East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in both current and past seasons.
FPHL Commissioners Cup Finals (Best of Three)
Watertown Wolves vs. Columbus River Dragons
Game 1 – Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Georgia
Game 2 – Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Watertown Municipal Arena, Watertown New York
Game 3 – Monday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET at Watertown Municipal Arena, Watertown New York*
* – If Necessary
The FPHL is a Single A Minor Professional hockey league and is in its 12th season.