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Here are your 2014 Sochi Olympic hockey officials

Dec 2, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

Tim Peel Getty Images

While we’ll be waiting until January to see who will be playing for gold in Sochi, we know now who will be wearing the stripes during the Olympic hockey tournament.

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the names of the referees and linesmen who’ll handle the tournament. The NHL is well represented with seven referees and six linesmen getting the call amongst the 28 total officials (14 referees and linesmen each).

Among the referees, NHLers Dave Jackson, Mike Leggo, Brad Meier, Tim Peel (pictured), Kevin Pollock, Kelly Sutherland, and Ian Walsh are headed to Sochi. Sweden’s Marcus Vinnerborg, a one-time NHL referee, is also headed to Sochi.

As for the linesmen it’ll be Derek Amel, Lonnie Cameron, Greg Devorski, Brad Kovachik, Andy McElman, and Jesse Wilmot represent the league.

Now fans know which guys they can really get on should their country come up short because of a bad penalty. Like that would hold them back anyhow.

For what it’s worth, none of these officials got the call to do the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

  1. packerswin96 - Dec 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Tim Peel is almost as bad as Chris Lee, not sure what they are thinking here?

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    And they’ve already missed two calls. Oh, I kid, I kid.

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