Chelsea Ward-McIntosh Named Coordinator of Women's Hockey

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chelsea Ward-McIntosh (Mt. Holly, NJ) to the position of Coordinator of Women's Hockey effective immediately.

Chelsea brings a combination of assets to this position having had the opportunity to attend many of the AAHA and USA Hockey camps and opportunities as an on-ice official

Chelsea has been a part of the USA Hockey program since 2011. She has participated in many USA Hockey and AAHA camps including, the Atlantic District officials' camp during the summer of 2015 & 2016 she also assisted with the camp in 2017, Chelsea also attended the USA Hockey Women's Futures Camp in 2016.

Chelsea was also selected for Girls'/Women's Nationals in 2017 & 2018

Below is a short official's bio for Chelsea:

  • USA Hockey official: 2011-Present

  • NCAA Division I & III (Women's) - Linesman: 2016-Present

  • NWHL - Referee & Linesman: 2016-2018

  • USPHL (Futures through Premier) - Referee & Linesman: 2016-Present

  • Seminar Instructor: 2017-Present

Outside of officiating Chelsea is currently a clinical research coordinator at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Chelsea will be taking over the role of Women's Coordinator from Meg Hishmeh. Meg was appointed by Joan Mariconda in 2003 to head the girls/women's referee staff. During her time as coordinator she helped many female officials reach their officiating goals including helping them get their IIHF certification to officiate world championships and even the Olympics, which she herself worked in 2010 in Vancouver. We thank Meg for her dedication and support of the Atlantic District Women's Officiating community and USA Hockey.

I would like to congratulate Chelsea Ward-McIntosh on her appointment to this position and look forward to working with her in the future.

Jim Doyle

Referee-in-Chief