ALBANY, N.Y. — The ECACHL today named Luke Galvin men’s Supervisor of Officials and Tom Di Fusco women’s Supervisor of Officials.
“I am extremely pleased that Luke and Tom have agreed to assume the supervisor roles,” said ECACHL Commissioner Steve Hagwell. “They have strong leadership qualities and their knowledge of the game is an immense benefit to the league. I look forward with great enthusiasm to working with the two of them.”
As supervisors, Galvin and Di Fusco will be responsible for coordinating efforts of the officiating programs, which include, but are not limited to, improving the quality of officiating; promoting better communication between officials and coaches; evaluating officials and identifying prospective officials; and serving as a liaison in the area of officiating to the NCAA.
Galvin has been an official on several levels, including the collegiate and National Hockey League ranks, serving as both a linesman and head referee. He spent eight seasons working in the NHL and has been a linesman for the American Hockey League for the past 18 seasons. His work with the AHL has led to 10 consecutive seasons of Calder Cup playoff action. Galvin has also officiated for international tournaments.
As a coach, Galvin has been both an assistant and head coach for junior hockey programs in the Northeast. As a head coach, he led the Boston Junior Terriers, the Boston Harbor Wolves and the Connecticut Wolves. He was also an assistant with the Connecticut Wolves before taking over the head duties and also being named Director of Hockey Operations. Galvin also spent one season as an assistant coach at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School.
Di Fusco, who has over 25 years of officiating experience, spent this past season as the ECACHL’s director of development for the women’s officiating program. Di Fusco has officiated both women’s and men’s games, including 16 years as an official with ECAC Hockey. Over the years, he has worked at all levels of college hockey and has been selected to officiate league games, Beanpot tournaments and NCAA playoff games.
A long-standing member of the Rhode Island Hockey Officials Association, Di Fusco has held several offices within the organization, including president. He has also been an assignor for USA Hockey.