Top game officials from the Finnish and German leagues will take charge of this season's Champions Hockey League Final.
Head Referees for the Final on 4 February in Hradec Králové will be Kristian Vikman and Mikko Kaukokari. Both are experienced officials who have worked over 300 and 500 games in Finland’s’ top league respectively, and have also refereed many games at international level. Vikman was selected just recently for the Semi-Finals and Final game at the U20 World Championships; while Kaukokari was previously assigned to the CHL Finals of 2017 and 2019, and has been selected for two World Junior Championships Finals as well as for two Bronze Medal games at World Men’s Championships.
Running the lines will be Andreas Hofer (GER) and Joep Leermarkers (NED), both working in the German DEL.
“These game officials are all top ranked in their domestic leagues,” CHL Senior Sport Advisor Bo Lennartsson said. “They stood out with great performances in the Champions Hockey League and, as currently part of the world’s elite, they very much deserve the chance to officiate this years’ CHL Final in Hradec Králové.”