Saskatoon’s Tim Kroeker will be the head referee for the 110th Grey Cup, the CFL announced on Wednesday.
Kroeker has spent 17 seasons officiating in the CFL, serving in 271 games. This is his sixth appearance in a Grey Cup, but his first as a head referee. His crew is made up of the 11 highest-rated officials in the league this season.
110TH GREY CUP OFFICIATING CREW
Referee | #74 | Tim Kroeker
17th season | 271 games | 6th Grey Cup game, 1st at the Referee Position
Umpire | #24 | Troy Semenchuk
7th season | 117 games | 2nd Grey Cup game
Down Judge | #27 | Andrew Wakefield
9th season | 135 games | 3rd Grey Cup game
Line Judge | #63 | Rob Hill
18th season | 283 games | 5th Grey Cup game
Side Judge | #18 | Pierre Laporte
9th season | 157 games | 2nd Grey Cup game
Back Judge | #59 | Larry Butler
19th season | 306 games | 4th Grey Cup game
Field Judge | #37 | Jason Maggio
21st season | 354 games | 7th Grey Cup game
Backup Referee | #60 | Tom Vallesi
19th season | 322 games | 5th Grey Cup game
Backup Official | #19 | Chris Shapka
9th season | 153 games | 3rd Grey Cup game
Backup Official | #40 | Kevin Riopel
6th season | 61 games | 1st Grey Cup game
Backup Official | #73 | Brian Chrupalo
18th season | 296 games | 6th Grey Cup game
The crew will be supported by an off-field officiating staff of vice-president of officiating Darren Hackwood, senior manager of football & officiating development Laurence Pontbriand, officiating supervisor Don Cousens, manager of officiating & replay official Al Bradbury, and video official Dave Foxcroft.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes will meet in the 110th Grey Cup on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. EST.