Paul Carnathan has been named the second recipient of the NCHC’s annual Mark Rudolph Officiating Achievement Award for the 2014-15 season.
Carnathan recently completed his second season as an NCHC linesman and was presented with the award on Sept. 12 at a dinner attended by all NCHC referees, Colorado-based linesmen and the conference staff in Colorado Springs.
“‘Carny,’ who we refer to as ‘The 93 Car’ [NCHC No. 93], is a natural leader both on the ice and off,” NCHC director of officiating Don Adam said in a news release. “He is his own worst critic and because he knows the game so well, he’s already evaluated his own performance before I can get to the locker room after a game. His success is based upon his passion for officiating and his drive to be the best every time he steps on the ice. Carny’s skill, passion and knowledge are contagious and he makes officials around him better.”
NCHC linesman John Philo was the inaugural recipient of the award in 2014.
The Rudolph Award is named in honor of Mark Rudolph, a long-time official and distinguished administrator who established USA Hockey’s National Officiating Program.