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Posted: May 16th, 2013

There’s added local flavor on the ice in Helsinki, Finland today at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Erie native Keith Kaval is officiating today’s game between host Finland and Slovakia. Former Erie Otters goaltender Jaroslav Janus is on Slovakia’s roster, but he’s scratched for this game. He has an 0-2 record, 3.00 goals-against average and .875 save percentage in two games in the tournament.
Former Otters captain Ryan O’Reilly, a forward with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, is playing for Canada. He has a goal and three points in seven games.
UPDATE: Kaval will travel to Stockholm, Sweden to officiate in the tournament’s medal round.

Posted: July 22nd, 2011

Erie native Keith Kaval, an 18-year hockey referee who officiates in the AHL, ECHL and OHL, will hold an officiating clinic today at Ice Center of Erie. A limited number of spots are available for prospective and current officials with any level of experience interested in honing the finer points of officiating.

The clinic, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., costs $45 and includes 2½ hours of classroom lessons and 90 minutes of on-ice instruction, highlighted by a scrimmage where officials are videotaped and reviewed by instructors. It also features fitness lessons geared to hockey officials offered by Tyler Travis, executive director of the John M. and Silvia Ferretti LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit

Posted: January 1st, 2011

Check out this blog written by Erie native Keith Kaval, a referee at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo.

Posted: October 26th, 2010

Erie native and referee Keith Kaval has been selected to officiate in the IIHF World Junior Championships, set for Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo.

Read more by clicking the link.