Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Kyle Rehman was born in Stettler Alberta. Growing up in Red Deer, Alberta, he began his hockey career.
After finishing his last year of junior hockey, Kyle moved on to officiating so he could continue to be a part of the game. Kyle started officiating at the age of 21. He was hired as a referee in the Western Hockey League at age 23. In his rookie season with the WHL, Kyle worked the first two rounds of playoffs. In 2002 while managing his career with the WHL, Kyle graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education.
Kyle’s five years in the WHL were very successful. He officiated in three WHL Championship Finals, including the double over-time game 7 [Medicine Hat vs. Vancouver] last year. He also officiated in two Memorial Cup Championships - 2006 in Moncton, NB and 2007 in Vancouver, BC. He was chosen to work the Memorial Cup semi-final and championship games two years in a row. His first international officiating experience was at the World Under 17's in 2004. In 2005, He received his Level 6 Certification, enabling him to represent Canada at the World Under 18’s in 2007, where he was selected to referee the gold medal game. Kyle also worked the Canada/Russia Challenge in 2006 and then again in 2007 during his time in the WHL.
Kyle got his first taste of pro hockey working games in the ECHL during the 2004/2005 season. He had the opportunity to work games in the American Hockey League last season.
Kyle would like to thank his friends and family for their support over the years. He would also like to thank Dave Mousseau and fellow officials in the Red Deer area who got him started in officiating. A special thanks to Kevin Muench, Kevin Acheson and the WHL Supervisory Staff who were instrumental in Kyle’s development to achieve his personal goal to get to the next level.