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BC Hockey Officials Selected for 2015 Canada Winter Games
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Four (4) BC Hockey officials have been selected to officiate at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, taking place February 13, 2015 to March 1, 2015 in Prince George, BC.

Those selected are:

Cydnie Rice



Nicole Neufeld

Prince George


Duncan Brow



Michael McGowan



Rice currently officiates both male and female minor hockey and is also the only female official in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and BC Hockey League (BCHL). Cydnie is a current level three (3) official and has previous national experience as a linesperson at the Women’s ESSO Championship. This is her first national assignment as a referee after having a lot of success on the lines.

Neufeld, a level three (3) official, currently works both male and female hockey. She participated in the 2014 Female Officiating Showcase and has been a student at the BC Hockey Summer Officiating Schools. After some time away from the game, she returned to the ice in stripes during the 2011-2012 season and has become one of the top female officials in the province.

Brow currently officiates in the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and BCHL.  In 2012-2013, he obtained his level five (5) certification and is currently a referee trainee with the Western Hockey League (WHL). Duncan is a four (4) time student of the BC Hockey Summer Officiating School, where he also became an instructor in 2011. He has participated in the BC Cup as part of the Officiating High Performance Program and also attended the 2012-2013 Hockey Canada Officiating Program of Excellence Camp.

McGowan, a level four (4) official, currently officiates in the PJHL, BCHL, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and the WHL.  He has officiated at the BC Cup as part of the Officiating High Performance Program, game seven (7) of the PJHL finals and the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.

For more information about the BC Hockey Officiating Program, please visit the officiating page of the BC Hockey website at or email



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