The Quebec Major Junior Hockey league has announced the referees and linesmen working the 2019 President Cup Final.
Referees for the final are Jonathan Alarie, Guillaume Labonté, Jonathan Langille, Mario Maillet, Brad Mills, and Jean-Philippe Sylvain. Linesmen selected are Justin Burchell, Maxime Chaput, Jay Doiron, Matt Hicks, Sylvain Losier, and Benoit Martineau.
According to the Q, this season’s officials have a combined 149 years of experience, with 4,673 regular season games and 1,032 playoff games among them.
More on this year’s crew from the QMJHL:
Jonathan Alarie #8
Jonathan Alarie participated in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship held in Vancouver and Victoria, British Colombia, back in December, where he worked in the bronze medal game. He recently completed his 7th season in the League and counts 304 games of regular season experience to go along with 60 playoff appearances. It is his fifth consecutive President Cup final appearance. He also worked at the 2018 Memorial Cup tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he worked during the Final game, and at the 2015 Memorial Cup in Quebec City.
Guillaume Labonté #17
Guillaume Labonté is completing his fifth season as a referee. An AHL referee for the past three seasons, he worked more than 148 regular season games as well as more than 21 playoff games in the Q. He is participating in his third President Cup final. Moreover, he participated at most recent IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship which was held in Sweden. He also worked at the 2017 Memorial Cup in Windsor, Ontario.
Jonathan Langille #12
Jonathan Langille is a seasoned veteran with 13 seasons of QMJHL experience. He has worked in more than 460 regular season games along with 109 playoff contests. This marks his seventh President Cup final. He worked at the 2012 Memorial Cup tournament in Shawinigan.
Mario Maillet #21
Mario Maillet has worked over 369 regular season games and 93 playoff games during his 10 seasons of junior hockey. This will be his 8th President Cup appearance. He worked the Final game at the 2014 Memorial Cup in London, Ontario.
Brad Mills #21
Brad Mills now boasts 16 seasons of junior hockey experience. He has worked more than 494 games in the regular season, as well as 89 playoff games. This is his 6th participation in the President Cup final.
Jean-Philippe Sylvain #4
Jean-Philippe Sylvain is a seasoned veteran with 12 seasons of QMJHL experience. He has worked in more than 509 regular season games along with 103 playoff contests. This is his seventh President Cup final appearance. He also officiated during the 2013 Memorial Cup tournament in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Justin Burchell #49
Justin Burchell has worked over 323 regular season games and 51 playoff games. He has just completed his 14th junior hockey season. This will be the 4th President Cup final in which he has worked.
Maxime Chaput #88
Linesman Maxime Chaput has participated in this season’s IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship which was held in British Colombia, where he was called upon to work during the gold medal game. He is also a linesman at the AHL level and is just wrapping up his 10th QMJHL season. Maxime has 286 regular season games as well as 60 playoff games under his belt. This is his fourth President Cup final.
Jay Doiron #55
Jay Doiron has worked over 374 regular season games as well as 121 playoff games over 18 QMJHL seasons. This is his 8th President Cup final appearance. He worked at the 2012 and 2015 Memorial Cup championships, which were respectively held in Shawinigan and Quebec City.
Matt Hicks #58
Matt Hicks is in his 7th QMJHL season and has worked in over 235 regular season games along with 42 playoff contests. This is his 3rd President Cup Final appearance.
Sylvain Losier #71
Sylvain Losier is undoubtedly the group’s most seasoned veteran. He counts 26 years of QMJHL experience. He has worked in over 820 regular season games along with 200 playoff contests. This is his 16th President Cup Final appearance. Morevoer, he has participated in 5 Memorial Cup tournaments to this day, as well as during the the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and several IIHF World Championships.
Benoit Martineau #84
Benoit Martineau has worked more than 351 regular season games as well as 83 playoff games in the Q. He has 10 years of QMJHL experience and this is his 7th President Cup final appearance. He worked during the final game of the 2015 Memorial Cup held in Quebec City.
The 2019 QMJHL President Cup Final begins May 2, with the Halifax Mooseheads facing off against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Congratulations to the QMJHL referees and linesmen selected to work this year’s final!