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by Paul on 05/01/13 at 02:40 PM ET
from Kerry Fraser of TSN,
Mr. Fraser, I was wondering - If the winning team all get Stanley Cup rings and bonuses, do on ice officials get anything for being in the Final?
While no 'bling' is specifically presented for Stanley Cup Finals selection, the thrill of accomplishment and lifelong memories associated with working the Cup Final remain a lasting reward for Officials who reach this pinnacle in their career. In the past few years the Officials that work the Finals receive an etched crystal trophy as a memento of the year and series they participated and playoff bonus compensation has increased considerably over recent Collective Bargaining Agreements.
It has been a longstanding tradition that once a Ref or Linesman is selected to work in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time he is presented with a Stanley Cup ring at a Special Awards evening held in September during the Officials training camp.
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