Western Canada Cup Official
The Western Canada Cup gets started Saturday in Penticton, B.C. and one Saskatchewan official will be there working games. Al Scott of Balgonie has been selected to ref at the WCC.
Scott has had a busy couple of months leading up the WCC, as he worked several playoff games in a few different leagues this season. Scott reffed two of the four games in the SJHL final between Battlefords and Flin Flon and worked a total eight SJHL playoff game. He reffed two PJHL playoff games including game two of the championship series, which was also the league he won the Jason Mercer Memorial Referee of the Year Award. Scott also worked two games in the SMAAAHL including game one of the final best-of-five series.
The 34-year-old is quite new to the elite officiating scene in Saskatchewan, as he played two season of junior B hockey and 13 seasons of senior hockey before committing to the official’s side. In the 2013-14 season, he received his Level 3 certification and two years later he received his Level 4. The next season, he found himself working a number of league championship series, he is a referee in the WHL and is off to work a Western Canadian Championship at the Junior A level.
The SHA’s Referee’s Division would like to congratulate Al and wish him the best of luck in Penticton.