QMJHL’s Olivier Gouin to referee at 2021 IIHF World Championship


Boucherville, Que. – The QMJHL would like to congratulate one of its officials, Olivier Gouin, who has been selected by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to referee at the upcoming World Championship held in Riga, Latvia from May 21 to June 6, 2021.

The Laval native, who is currently in his ninth season in the QMJHL, already possesses an impressive track record. We would like to use this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Gouin and wish him the best at this prestigious tournament.

Here is a look at some of Olivier Gouin’s career highlights up to this day;



2012-2013      QMJHL start as a linesman
2013-2014      QMJHL start as a referee
2014-2015      Referee – CHL-NHL Officials Camp
2014-2015      Referee – Canada Russia Series
2014-2015      Referee – QMJHL President Cup                                                       (Final Series)
2014-2015      Referee – Memorial Cup (Quebec, Que.)                                         (Semi-Final Game)
2015-2016      Referee – QMJHL President Cup                                                       (Final Series)
2015-2016      Referee – Memorial Cup (Red Deer, Alta.)                                       (Final Game)
2016-2017      Referee – Canada Russia Series

2012-Today    Referee – Total of 241 regular season games and 41 games in the playoffs



2016-2017     Referee – World Junior Championship (Germany)                  Gold Medal Game
2016-2017     Referee – Continental Cup (Italy)                                                Gold Medal Game
2016-2017     Referee – World Championship (France – Germany)              Bronze Medal Game
2017-2018     Referee – World Championship (Denmark)                              Gold Medal Game
2018               Referee – Olympic Games (South Korea)
2018-2019     Referee – World Championship (Slovakia)                                 Bronze Medal Game
2020-2021     Referee – World Junior Championship (Edmonton, Alta.)        Gold Medal Game

Note: Event cancelled (Covid-19)

2019-2020      Referee – World Championship (Switzerland)



2015-Today    Referee – American Hockey League (AHL)

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