‘He is a role model’

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“It’s a proud mo­ment for me for sure,” Rus­sell said.

Rus­sell feels like Hill is a “stu­dent of of­fi­ci­at­ing.”

“He has the whole pack­age,” he said. “He has the size, the at­ti­tude and the skat­ing abil­ity. Tyler has the po­ten­tial to go a long way, and I mean the NHL.”

New­found­land spot­light

Hill feels like this se­lec­tion will en­able New­found­land ref­er­ees to gain more no­tice in the national spot­light.

“New­found­land def­i­nitely goes un­der the radar a bit,” he said. “It looks good on us.”

Rus­sell feels like Hill’s se­lec­tion is a big boost to of­fi­ci­at­ing in New­found­land.

Though there are a lot of high qual­ity of­fi­cials in the prov­ince, it is “tough to get them breaks,” Rus­sell said.

The se­lec­tion also shines a pro­file on the Bay Arena ref­eree’s as­so­ci­a­tion.

“It kind of says, ‘ hey they’re do­ing some good things out there,’” said Hill.

The as­so­ci­a­tion al­ready ex­hibits suc­cess based on the re­views he has heard from par-

Tyler Hill

ents, coaches and play­ers on vis­it­ing teams, ac­cord­ing to Hill.

“There are go­ing to be a lot of kids watch­ing from home,” said Rus­sell. “He is a role model.”

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