Antigonish native Matt MacPherson was one of four linesman selected to officiate the Stanley
Cup Final series between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. MacPherson joined the NHL officials association in 2011 and has since worked 473 regular season games and 31 playoff matches as a linesman.
The finals kickoff Monday in Las Vegas.
Antigonish native Matt MacPherson is making his way to the conference finals for the first time as an NHL linesmen. MacPherson is one of 8 linesmen heading to the conference finals featuring Nashville against Anaheim and Pittsburgh facing Ottawa. MacPherson played a large role in last evenings Anaheim – Oilers game, calling off a goal when a play was offside by only centimeters.
Antigonish native Matt MacPherson has been named as one of 12 linesmen who will work the second round the NHL playoffs.
For MacPherson, this is the first time he will officiate in the second round of the NHL’s post season. MacPherson was also one of 20 linemen selected for the first round of the playoffs this month.
The first round of the NHL playoffs will feature an Antigonish native wearing stripes through the games. Linesman Matt MacPherson is one of 20 linesman selected to work in the first round of the playoffs.
To date, MacPherson has worked 4 playoff games, with the last happening in 2014 when Chicago played in St. Louis.