The 2022 IIHF World Juniors are about to get underway. While the tournament is again taking place in Canada, this year’s even has returned to a more international pool of officials. In 2021, we saw an all-Canadian officiating lineup. This year, eight countries will be represented in the 24 officials handling the tournament.

Here are the referees and linesmen working the 2022 WJC:


Adam Bloski #16 (CAN)
Riku Brander #17 (FIN)
Sean Fernandez #11 (USA)
Andreas Harnebring #22 (SWE)
Robert Hennessey #14 (USA)
Christoffer Holm #21 (SWE)
Marc Iwert #20 (GER)
Adam Kika #19 (CZE)
Joonas Kova #12 (FIN)
Kyle Kowalski #15 (CAN)
Morgan MacPhee #25 (CAN)
Jake Rekucki #10 (USA)
Sergey Yudakov #24 (RUS)



Nick Briganti #59 (USA)
Dario Fuchs #57 (SUI)
Andreas Hofer #52 (GER)
Cody Huseby #55 (CAN)
Ryan Jackson #58 (CAN)
Brett Mackey #62 (CAN)
Tommi Niittyla #63 (FIN)
Daniel Persson #61 (SWE)
John Rey #50 (USA)
Roman Slavikovskii #67 (RUS)
Josef Spur #51 (CZE)


Three officials are returning from the 2020 World Juniors; referees Adam Bloski and Kyle Kowalski along with linesman Brett Mackey are all working their second consecutive WJCs.

Officiating Coaches include Al Kimmel (NHL/Canada), Kevin Muench (WHL/Canada), Benjamin Ringrose (USA Hockey/USA), Vladimir Sindler (CZE), and Patrik Sjoberg (SWE).

The tournament kicks off December 26, with the Gold Medal Game scheduled for January 5 in Edmonton. In the meantime, feel free to brush up on the IIHF Rulebook.

Congratulations to the referees and linesmen selected to work the 2022 World Juniors.