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Dennis Parish

Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio
NHL Official: 1968 - 1969
Regular Season Games: 12
Playoff Games: 0
Stanley Cup Finals: 0
All Star Games:
Most Memorable Moment: 5 NCAA Frozen Four Finals 3 Turner Cup Finals 5 CCHA Championship Games In the 1983 CCHA final between Bowling Green and Michigan State during sudden death overtime a State player threw his stick at a BGSU player in an attempt to prevent a shot. Brian Hills of BG was awarded the shot and Ron Scott of MSU made the save. MSU went on to win the game and received the automatic bid to the NCAA final four. While at the time, in my mind, the play was routine, and the call was just what we do as a referee, it has since taken on historical significance in collegiate hockey circles. The ultimate highlite for me, however, has not taken place on the ice, but instead, it is derived form teaching, coaching, and supervising young officials, and mentoring them as they pursue excellence.
Professional Highlights: While my NHL officiating career was short it was full of many opportunities to suceed and grow both as an official and a person who would contribute to the betterment of the game over parts of five decades. I officiated in the IHL both as a linesman and referee before getting involved in the WCHA then the CCHA. I became the first Director of Officiating for the CCHA before leaving to be a hockey dad. Later I was appointed Director of Officiating for the North American Hockey League and promoted to Vice President of Hockey Operations. I have also supervised in the ECHL and was involved again with the NHL as a minor league supervisor of officials and video goal judge in Detroit.

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