Kelowna ref chosen to officiate WHL final

A huge honour for local referee Steve Papp.

The Kelowna resident has been chosen to officiate several games in the Western Hockey League championship.

Game one of the Ed Chynoweth Cup is Friday when the Prince Albert Raiders host the Vancouver Giants.

This will be Papp's 6th league final.

The 13 year veteran is considered one of the top referee's in junior hockey, having been chosen to officiate at the 2017 Memorial Cup in Windsor, Ontario and the most recent 2018 Memorial Cup in Regina, Saskatchewan.  

With a strong showing in the finals, Papp could be considered to be the WHL representative at the 2019 Memorial Cup in Halifax, Nova Scotia.