Thanks Stripes Weekend

January 12-14, 2024

This weekend has become an annual celebration to show appreciation for the nearly 3,000 officials in Saskatchewan who put in countless hours to ensure that our games go on and are played in a safe and fair manner.

This year, the Hockey Saskatchewan Officiating Development Program is excited to partner with Minor Hockey Associations, leagues, and teams to show support and appreciation for those who wear the stripes.

Events include meet-in-greets with high-level officials and discounted tickets to WHL games, award presentations and acknowledgments, PA announcements, complimentary food and drinks from the canteen, and social media exposure.

We ask that you join us by using the hashtag #ThanksStripes on social media posts to show the zebras your appreciation for them during the weekend. We will select three (3) winners who post a picture of officials with that hashtag to win some Hockey Saskatchewan merchandise.

We also ask that you please share what your team, league or association is doing for Thanks Stripes Weekend so we can share it on the website. People can send their details to Hockey Saskatchewan’s Officiating Development Manager Trent Cey (


What’s happening during Thanks Stripes Weekend:

List will be updated in the coming weeks.

Regina Pats – Friday, Jan. 12

  • Discounted tickets and food item which can be purchased here
  • PA Announcement and Welcome during the game.
  • Post-game meet and greet with WHL Officiating crew after the game. 

Estevan Minor Hockey – Saturday, Jan. 13

  • Social media recognition.
  • Officials are invited to attend the SJHL Estevan Bruins game on January 13 for free with on-ice recognition prior to puck drop.

Strasbourg Minor Hockey

  • Social media recongition.
  • Officials recieve a gift certificate to rink canteen and fuel gift cards.

Other Links

Grassroots Officiating

Officials Coaching / Mentorship

Officiating Development Program