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Top CFL Officials Selected for 110th Grey Cup Game

Key Points:

  • Elite Officiating Crew: The 110th Grey Cup will feature CFL’s top 11 officials, led by Referee Tim Kroeker.
  • Experienced Lineup: The selected officials boast extensive CFL experience, including multiple Grey Cup games.
  • Support Team: An off-field team, including Vice-President Darren Hackwood, will provide additional support.

The Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced its elite crew of officials for the upcoming 110th Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field. This select group, comprised of the season’s 11 highest-rated officials, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to one of the league’s most anticipated events.

Heading the team is Referee Tim Kroeker (#74), marking his 17th season with 271 games under his belt. This will be his 6th Grey Cup game, but his first as the Referee. Joining him is Umpire Troy Semenchuk (#24), in his 7th season, with 117 games and his 2nd Grey Cup appearance.

The crew is rounded out by seasoned officials, including Down Judge Andrew Wakefield (#27), Line Judge Rob Hill (#63), Side Judge Pierre Laporte (#18), Back Judge Larry Butler (#59), and Field Judge Jason Maggio (#37), each bringing their unique experience to the game. Maggio, with 21 seasons and 354 games, will be participating in his 7th Grey Cup game.

Providing backup support are Tom Vallesi (#60), Chris Shapka (#19), Kevin Riopel (#40), and Brian Chrupalo (#73), all of whom have notable CFL officiating experience and Grey Cup game participation.

Off the field, the crew will be supported by Darren Hackwood, Vice-President of Officiating; Laurence Pontbriand, Senior Manager of Football & Officiating Development; Don Cousens, Supervisor of Officiating; Al Bradbury, Manager of Officiating & Replay Official; and Dave Foxcroft, Video Official. This team will ensure the smooth operation and integrity of the officiating during the prestigious Grey Cup game.

The 110th Grey Cup is set to be a highlight of the CFL season, with these top officials playing a crucial role in maintaining the standards and fairness of the game. The Grey Cup, featuring a halftime show by Green Day, promises to be a memorable event for football fans and the broader CFL community.

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