Accession number: 2011.18.01
Object type: Hockey
Date: early 1980s - mid 2000s
Marks/Label: tag: "Made in Canada, CCM, 54"
Narrative: Don Koharski, has been one of the top officials in the National Hockey League, refereeing over 1500 NHL games. Not only has he made it to the big leagues, but through his hockey official training camps, he has allowed at least three others to reach the NHL along with him. He has had the honour of refereeing 1506 regular season games, 235 play-off games, 11 Stanley Cup finals, Canada Cup finals in 1987 and 1991, and NHL All Star games in 1992 and 2000. In 1996, Koharski was recognized for refereeing his 1000th NHL game, and in 2006, he was honoured for his 1500th game. He is currently the NHL’s second most senior official behind referee Kerry Fraser. This past year, Koharski was invited to be the Honorary Referee-In-Chief of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships held here in Halifax. His leadership and knowledge of hockey has influenced those he has taught and all others who strive to officiate in the NHL.
Description: One NHL referee sweater with #12 on the back. Orange stripe on each arm. Donated by Don Koharski.