Rangers' ECHL affiliate to host Wes McCauley Appreciation Night
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The Maine Mariners will dedicate a night to the most beloved referee in hockey next season.

Wes McCauley Appreciation Night will be held Nov. 15 when the New York Rangers' ECHL affiliate hosts the Brampton Beast, the Mariners announced Thursday.

McCauley will be on hand to sign autographs for fans during the first intermission, and the team will play a video compilation of some of his best mic'd up moments on the scoreboard. Fans are also being encouraged to wear officiating stripes to honor him.

A resident of South Portland, Maine, McCauley has been a full-time NHL ref since 2005, working numerous Stanley Cup Finals throughout his career.

The 47-year-old has earned both respect from NHL players for his officiating ability and adoration from fans for his emphatic calls.

McCauley was voted the league's top referee in an NHLPA players poll during the 2017-18 season.

- With h/t to BarDown

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