Saskatoon, Sask. – The Western Hockey League announced today WHL Official Reagan Vetter has been honoured with the WHL Milestone Award. Vetter was recognized by WHL Senior Director, Officiating Kevin Muench in a special ceremony prior to tonight’s game between the Saskatoon Blades and Moose Jaw Warriors.
The WHL Milestone Award is presented to WHL players, coaches, trainers, officials and WHL Championship teams for their outstanding achievements.
Vetter, a 40-year-old native of Saskatoon, Sask., is a veteran of 20 WHL seasons, having worked six as a linesman and 14 as a referee. Over his career, he has skated in over 650 WHL regular season games, 11 WHL Conference Championships and seven WHL Championship Series. A career highlight, Vetter skated as a part of the officiating crew at the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup, hosted in his hometown of Saskatoon.
Away from the rink, Vetter has been a school teacher for the past 11 years. He is supported by wife Kristine, and daughters Neven and Quinn.
Previous recipients of the WHL Milestone Award:
Don Hay (Kamloops Blazers – Coach) – Presented March 31, 2017 in Kamloops
Colin ‘Toledo’ Robison (Kamloops Blazers – Trainer) – Presented March 31, 2017 in Kamloops
Dave ‘Radar’ Horning (Red Deer Rebels – Trainer) – Presented March 18, 2017 in Red Deer
Innes Mackie (Tri-City Americans – Trainer) – Awarded December 2016
Kamloops Blazers (Three Memorial Cup Titles) – Presented February 4, 2016 in Kamloops
Bernie Federko (Saskatoon Blades – Player) – Presented December 22, 1995
Ken Hodge (Portland Winterhawks – Coach) – Presented March 15, 1992 in Portland
Lanny McDonald (Medicine Hat Tigers – Player) – Presented February 5, 1991 in Calgary
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.