Referee Geno Binda is taking the ice for his final American Hockey League game on Sunday. He’ll officiate the Springfield Thunderbirds vs. Providence Bruins alongside referee Ryan Hersey and linesmen Luke Galvin and Joe Ross.
Binda has been in the AHL for eight seasons, working the playoffs five times. He’s also officiated in the ECHL and spent ten years in the NCAA, where he handled the 2016 Frozen Four.
Binda recently commented on his upcoming retirement on social media:
[On Sunday,] I will be working my Final AHL game in Providence. I’m going to miss it but it’s time to move on to other endeavors. There are so many people to thank for all the support though the years and I’m so grateful for it.
Binda made his AHL debut in Providence on October 18, 2009 in a game that included a brawl that saw gloves and sticks go flying.
Though this brings Binda’s AHL career to a close, the veteran official will continue to officiate college hockey.
All the best to Geno Binda in semi-retirement!