Kevin Hastings set for 1000th OHL game

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In his 22nd OHL season, Kevin Hastings will become the third official in OHL history to skate in his 1000th regular season game on Sunday in Kitchener.

A Kitchener native, Hastings will hit the milestone at The Aud on Sunday evening as the Rangers play host to the Guelph Storm at 6:00pm.

Here are a few noteworthy items from Hastings’ lengthy career:

  • Will join linesmen Jim Carman and Ken Cox as the third official in OHL history to reach the 1000 game milestone.
  • Has worked 10 OHL Championship Final Series as well as four Memorial Cup tournaments, two OHL All-Star Games, two Canada Russia Series games and one CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
  • Has also worked 201 career OHL playoff matchups.
  • Received the OHL’s Ken Bodendistel Character Award for Officials for the 2017-18 season.
  • Has also served as a member of the American Hockey League’s officiating staff for 21 seasons, receiving the Michael Condon Memorial Award for outstanding service as an on-ice official in 2016-17.
  • Worked his first OHL game on Sunday, September 26, 1999 in Sudbury as the Wolves played the Owen Sound Platers.
  • Won OUA and CIAU men’s hockey championships with the University of Guelph in 1997.
  • Was an 11th round pick of the Kingston Raiders in the 1989 OHL Priority Selection.
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