The NCHC announced today that the director of hockey operations will be Joe Novak, the assistant athletic director at Air Force with an extensive officiating background.
Novak has served as an NHL off-ice official for the last five years. He also was an off-ice official at the 2010 Olympic Games.
Novak also has served as an on-ice official for USA Hockey for the last 25 years.
He will be in charge of the officials, issuing suspensions for illegal hits and putting together schedules.