EDMONTON (Thursday, November 21, 2018) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today the officiating crew that will work the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw on Sunday, November 25th at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

This group of officials were the highest rated officials at their respective positions during the 2018 season.


Referee                       #60      Tom Vallesi

Umpire                        #34      Ritchie Miller

Head Linesman          #36       Thomas Cesari

Line Judge                  #67      Justin McInnes

Side Judge                  #47      Jocelyn Paul

Back Judge                 #59      Larry Butler

Field Judge                 #56      Steve Dolyniuk

8th Official                     #31       Ben Major            

Backup Referee          #72      Al Bradbury

Backup Official            #63      Rob Hill

Backup Official            #37      Jason Maggio


The crew will be supported by an off-field officiating staff, including:

Director, Officiating Darren Hackwood

Supervisor, Officiating Rick McFadyen

Replay Official, Dave Foxcroft


The following is some background information on this year's Grey Cup officials:                                       

Tom Vallesi – Referee

15th Season | 255 Games | 3rd Grey Cup Game                                                       

Ritchie Miller – Umpire

10th Season | 160 Games | 5th Grey Cup Game   

Thomas Cesari – Down Judge

7th Season | 122 Games | 2nd Grey Cup Game   

Justin McInnes – Line Judge

9th Season | 144 Games | 5th Grey Cup Game

Jocelyn Paul – Side Judge

10th Season | 157 Games | 3rd Grey Cup Game      

Larry Butler – Back Judge

15th Season | 242 Games | 2nd Grey Cup Game       

Steve Dolyniuk – Field Judge

18th Season | 286 Games | 4th Grey Cup Game  

Ben Major – 8th Official

14th Season | 240 Games | 6th Grey Cup Game      

Al Bradbury – Backup Referee

19th Season | 314 Games | 6th Grey Cup Game                                                       

Rob Hill – Backup Official

14th Season | 213 Games | 3rd Grey Cup Game                                                         

Jason Maggio – Backup Official

17th Season | 279 Games | 4th Grey Cup Game

Lucas Barrett

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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