National Hockey League referee Justin St. Pierre spent his summer giving back to the next generation of officials in his home province of Quebec.
The Dolbeau native shared his wisdom with nearly 50 up-and-coming officials at the Justin St-Pierre Hockey Arbitration School in August. The students worked through penalty situations and on-ice drills, along with workshops from NHL referees Eric Furlatt and Pierre Lambert, LNAH linesman Regis Savard, QMJHL linesman Marc Simard, Mathieu Caron of the Jonquiere Officials Association, and power skating coach Christopher Guay.
St-Pierre, who came up through Hockey Quebec’s Provincial Elite Officials Program, remains active in his local organization, having been named to the Board of Directors of Hockey Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, where he’ll share his knowledge and expertise, while also supporting the training, recruitment, and retention of officials.
The 17-year-NHL veteran has long supported officials in the region. In March, he held a webcast to discuss refereeing, including a Q&A session with the participants.
St-Pierre made his NHL debut in 2005. He worked his 1000th game in 2020.
(Original article via Hockey Quebec)