November 21, 2018

Vallesi headlines crew selected to officiate Grey Cup game

EDMONTON The Canadian Football League announced today the officiating crew that will work the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw on Sunday, November 25th at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

This group of officials were the highest rated officials at their respective positions during the 2018 season.


Position No. Name
Referee #60 Tom Vallesi
Umpire #34 Ritchie Miller
Head Linesman #36 Thomas Cesari
Line Judge #67 Justin McInnes
Side Judge #47 Jocelyn Paul
Back Judge #73 Larry Butler
Field Judge #56 Steve Dolyniuk
8th Official #31 Ben Major
Backup Referee #72 Al Bradbury
Backup Official #63 Rob Hill
Backup official #37 Jason Maggio

The crew will be supported by an off-field officiating staff, including:

  • Director, Officiating Darren Hackwood
  • Supervisor, Officiating Rick McFadyen
  • Replay Official, Dave Foxcroft

The following is some background information on this year’s Grey Cup officials:

Tom Vallesi – Referee

15th Season | 255 Games | 3rd Grey Cup Game

Ritchie Miller – Umpire

10th Season | 160 Games | 5th Grey Cup Game

Thomas Cesari – Down Judge

7th Season | 122 Games | 2nd Grey Cup Game

Justin McInnes – Line Judge

9th Season | 144 Games | 5th Grey Cup Game

Jocelyn Paul – Side Judge

10th Season | 157 Games | 3rd Grey Cup Game

Larry Butler – Back Judge

15th Season | 242 Games | 2nd Grey Cup Game

Steve Dolyniuk – Field Judge

18th Season | 286 Games | 4th Grey Cup Game

Ben Major – 8th Official

14th Season | 240 Games | 6th Grey Cup Game

Al Bradbury – Backup Referee

19th Season | 314 Games | 6th Grey Cup Game

Rob Hill – Backup Official

14th Season | 213 Games | 3rd Grey Cup Game

Jason Maggio – Backup Official

17th Season | 279 Games | 4th Grey Cup Game