Fidierchuk officiates last game in MJHL after 25 years

Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 07:15

After 25 years of officiating in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, local referee Kerry Fidierchuk is hanging up his skates when it comes to the MJHL.

Fidierchuk started in the MJHL as a linesman in 1995 and worked his first game as a referee in 1997. He worked his final game, Mar. 1, when the Dauphin Kings hosted the Winnipeg Freeze.

Dauphin’s Mitch Drysdale, who started officiating in 2001 and worked his first MJHL game in The Pas in February 2007 with Fidierchuk, also retired from the MJHL after that game.

Fidierchuk decided to get into officiating as a way to stay in the game after his playing days were over.

“I always had a passion for officiating in some sort and I also had a passion for hockey. So put two and two together and I wasn’t playing any more, so that was the next best thing,” Fidierchuk said.

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