Amherst officials recognized by Hockey Nova Scotia

Parrell, Sloan presented awards during annual banquet in Halifax

Published on May 10, 2017

Rick Hill (left) presents the Most Improved Official Award to Travis Parrell during the Hockey Nova Scotia annual banquet in Halifax.

Craig Sloan (left) accepts the Most Deserving Official Award from Michael MacDonald at the Hockey Nova Scotia annual banquet in Halifax.

HALIFAX – A pair of Amherst officials were honoured by Hockey Nova Scotia during its awards ceremony last weekend in Halifax.

Travis Parrell was named the most improved official in the province while Craig Sloan was presented the award as most deserving official.
The winner of this year’s most improved award began his officiating career at the age of 15 with the Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association.
For more than a decade, he has been a true student of the game who works hard to improve at his craft during every assignment.
In recent seasons, his attitude, coachable demeanour and strong work ethic resulted in a quick and steady rise since to the elite levels. These assignments have included events like the 2014 Don Johnson Cup and the AUS playoffs.
He has given back to the officiating program whenever needed and has served as the Cumberland County Minor Hockey referee-In-chief for the past three years.
Sloan has been officiating for more than 15 years and currently works as a referee at the Major Midget and Junior B levels and as a linesmen in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.
He is a dedicated and hard-working official and has a true passion for officiating.
From 2011 to 2015 he also gave back to the program as the minor hockey referee-in-chief in the CCMHA.
He continues to be a role model to younger officials in the Amherst area, through his supervision and mentorship.