Hockey PEI Communications | Oct 20th, 2021

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Hockey PEI is pleased to announce that Sherwood’s Natasha Perry has been selected to officiate the 2021 Winter Universiade Games in Lucerne Switzerland.

Perry will suit up as a Linesperson for the Women’s Ice-Hockey event from December 8th to 22nd. She is just one of 4 Canadian Officials who will attend the event. 

“Natasha gives 100% effort every game from start to finish. Her years of hard work and constant improvement in her abilities has allowed her to become one of the top female officials in the province. Being recognized by Hockey Canada, and selected to work an international event speaks volumes for what she has accomplished and can accomplish going forward. This will be an assignment of a lifetime for Natasha, one which she will make lifelong memories from the experience. We wish her the best of luck” said Steven Green, Hockey PEI’s Manager of Officiating.

This will be Perry’s first International assignment to which she is looking forward to.

“I feel the possibilities are endless when you buckle down and just keep pushing yourself. I hope my experience shows younger female officials, and also those thinking about becoming an official that those countless hours of hard work at the rink – and outside the rink – do not go unnoticed. Thank you to everyone who has helped me in any way for getting me to where I am today. I am beyond excited to travel to a new country and represent Hockey Canada, and Hockey PEI by doing what I love most” said Hockey PEI Official, Natasha Perry

Natasha Perry’s Officiating Resume: 

  • 2011 & 2012 Atlantic Challenge Cup – Linesman
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Atlantic Challenge Cup – Referee
  • 2014 & 2018 Bantam AAA Female Atlantic Championships – Referee
  • 2018-2019 Atlantic University Sport Female Official – Referee
  • 2019-2020 Atlantic University Sport Female Official – Linesman 
  • 2020 U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship – Linesman

About the Universiade Games: 

Staged every two years in a different city, the winter edition of the FISU World University Games is a celebration of international university sports and culture. With several thousand student-athletes competing in each event edition, the FISU World University Games is among the world’s largest winter multi-sports competition. Embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body,’ the FISU World University Games incorporate an educational aspect into the sports competitions which allows university student-athletes to celebrate high sports performance while continuing their education with the local host city. The eleven-day competition programme includes nine compulsory sports at every winter edition of the FISU World University Games. To stay on the leading edge of sport delivery and innovation, organising committees can also include up to three optional sports from the FISU Recognised Sports for inclusion in their edition of the FISU World University Games.

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Tanner Doiron | Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

tanner@hockeypei.com or 902-368-4334