This year marks 50 years since Ed Flood first pulled on the stripes, and his officiating journey has taken him from his hometown of Grand Falls-Windsor, around Newfoundland and Labrador and from coast to coast to coast across Canada.

Ed got his start as an official in his late teens, and has built an on-ice résumé that includes numerous provincial championships from U11 to senior hockey, and eight assignments to the Herder Memorial Trophy final, the pinnacle of senior hockey on the Rock.

He began his administration career in 2003, serving as referee-in-chief with the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association for 13 years before taking over as RIC with Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador in 2017. He has also been a clinic instructor and supervisor since 2007, working with young officials in the province, and has served as secretary of the Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador Board of Directors since 2021.

Ed has brought his leadership and sense of fair play to the national level as well, working with a number of Hockey Canada Officiating Program task teams, focusing on program delivery.

Through his work with the Member, Ed has strived to ensure programs for all athletes and officials are given the attention they deserve and has aimed to bring officiating promotion, recruitment, retention and education to all corners of the province.

An educator by trade, his athletic passions extend away from the rink; Ed is a member of the Baseball Newfoundland & Labrador Hall of Fame as both a player and a builder – the first to earn both honours.

Well deserved, congratulations to Ed Flood!