The IIHF has named the referees and linesmen working the 2021 Women’s World Championship in Calgary, Alberta.

Twelve referees and ten linesmen have been selected to officiate this year’s tournament.  This crew was originally selected to work the Women’s Worlds in Nova Scotia earlier this year, but the tournament was delayed due to COVID-19 concerns.

With the puck set to drop, here’s who will be working the games:


  • Kelly Cooke #10 (USA)
  • Daria Ermak #21 (RUS)
  • Maria Furberg #19 (SWE)
  • Cianna Lieffers #15 (CAN)
  • Elizabeth Mantha #23 (CAN)
  • Shauna Neary #11 (CAN)
  • Anniina Nurmi #16 (FIN)
  • Chelsea Rapin #22 (USA)
  • Lacey Senuk #14 (CAN)
  • Jestina Vichorek #25 (USA)
  • Mackenzie Welter #24 (USA)
  • Anna Wiegand #12 (SUI)


  • Alex Blair #58 (CAN)
  • Jessica Chartrand #59 (CAN)
  • Anna Hammar #50 (SWE)
  • Kendall Hanley #53 (USA)
  • Jenni Heikkinen #61 (FIN)
  • Julia Kainberger #52 (AUT)
  • Diana Mokhova #60 (RUS)
  • Jackie Spresser #51 (USA)
  • Sara Strong #54 (USA)
  • Justine Todd #55 (CAN)


Returning from the 2019 Women’s World Championship are Furberg, Heikkinen, Kainberger, Mokhova, Senuk, Spresser, Todd, and Wiegand. The 2020 tournament was cancelled.

“Hockey Canada is proud of the seven Canadian officials that have been selected to work the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship,” said Dan Hanoomansingh, manager of officiating with Hockey Canada. “These referees and linespersons have stayed focused and game-ready as this event came together, and we know they will represent Canada with pride when they step on the ice in Calgary. They have worked tirelessly to get to this point in their careers, and to be considered among the top officials in the world is an honour.”

Officiating coaches are Joy Johnston from Great Britain, Canada’s Todd Anderson, and Americans Stacey Livingston and Melissa Szkola.

Games get under way on August 20, with the Gold Medal Game slated for August 31.

Congratulations to the officials selected to work the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship.