Garrett Gaydosh '08 referees with two best players in the game. Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Bound for Alum
September 19, 2017
Those who play college hockey at the club level may not have high aspirations of getting a call-up to the NHL. But they play because they love the game. However, one alum, former player, and former coach, of Gettysburg College, Garrett Gaydosh '08 is showing there are ways to make it in to the big league. Garrett has been an official of hockey for most of his adult life. A demanding job with very little reward, unless you make a name and position for yourself among the elites, and Garrett is doing just that.
Garrett, who graduated in 2008 and was one of the members of the championship team that year, worked for both Gettysburg College and Susquehanna University in the Campus recreation department for years after graduation. Garrett also spent a year behind the bench for the Bullets during the 2009-10 season taking the team to the Conference championship. After moving back to the Pittsburgh area, he received his masters in Sports management from California University of Pennsylvania.
Currently, Garrett is the Hockey Director for Next Level Hockey, a hockey training facility in western Pennsylvania. But most notably Garrett has been an on-ice official for the past 19 years and very involved with the USA Hockey programs. Since 2010, Garrett has been an active member of USA Hockey’s Officiating Development Program, which trains officials for the next level. For the past couple of years, including this year, he has been invited to officiate the Pittsburgh Penguins training camp. We congratulate Garrett in his progress and wish him the best of luck to hopefully see him on NBC officiating a Stanley Cup final.