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Wayne Bonney Interview

On the podcast – we got the opportunity to interview legendary linesman Wayne Bonney.

Wayne got an early start to officiating, and reached the WHA at the tender age of 18. He encountered quite a bit of success and got to work the WHA finals before making the switch to the NHL along with five other WHA officials. Wayne had a trememdous career, working almost 2,500 games, including five trips to the Stanley Cup Finals. He remains one of only two officials, alongside Bill Friday, to have accomplished this feat.

Along the way Wayne has some great memories, including working two NHL games in one day, being one of the first referees to wear a helmet (and the very first to wear a visor). He recounts these to us in our interview – and much more. Be sure to tune in and give this episode a listen.