Who We Are
But who are we, really?
We are comprised of Casey, Nate and Daniel. Nate and Casey got together in 2010, got married and had the most amazing Canucks/Hockey themed wedding ever. They now have a child together with another on the way. Daniel is Nate's best friend, and they've known each other for over a decade. They first met working at Mad Dogs Sports in Langley - they've since moved on to bigger, better things.
Casey mainly works at the Surrey School District, and is the only Referee of the bunch. Actually, she's a linesman. She has been officiating for over 13 years, and has been an instructor with BC Hockey for 7 years, was the Referee-in-Chief for the Richmond Ravens for 6 years, and was a Referee-Committee-Member (RCM or Officiating Coordinator) for BC Hockey for the 2014-2015 season. She currently officiates at the above minor level, specifically University (CIS) and Major Midget, and has officiated at the National level. Casey is the mastermind behind REFcore, coming up with the idea to open the company, ordering, and handling the social media accounts.
Nate works at Cyclone Taylor sports in Surrey and occasionally at the Richmond location. His officiating experience extends as far as cussing at referees when he used to play the game. He is now retired from it. Having worked alongside many high level officials working Junior Hockey, the WHL, AHL and the NHL, and then marrying an official, he has developed a respect for the officiating world, and now understands the officiating aspect as more than a hockey player and fan. Nate's role within REFcore is an advisor. He's the one who scopes out product, and works on quality control, making sure only quality apparel and accessories leave our doors. He is responsible for the approval of all final logos and slogans. Nate is also the model you see most of our products on.
Daniel is the manager at Cyclone Taylor Sports in Surrey. Daniel's officiating experience stops at knowing Peter Zerbinos, and living in an NHL official's basement. Daniel's role within REFcore is that he came up with the name, picks and approves logos and slogans, and orders all our merchandise. When stuff is late, he's the one to get mad at.
Then comes Linden, Casey and Nate's son. He was born in 2015 and can be seen occasionally modelling some of the REFcore baby/kids line of apparel.
Together, we are CaNaDa (the first 2 letters of our names), and we strive to put the best products forward to help benefit hockey officials.