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Bob Hayden | 2021 Chet Stewart Award

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In his 51 years involved in various capacities of officiating, Bob Hayden has had two mentors.

One of those mentors — who became a friend — happened to be the late pioneer and USA Hockey national referee-in-chief Chet Stewart.

So, when Hayden was chosen as the 2021 USA Hockey Chet Stewart Award winner, it was dear to his heart.

In a lot of respects, Hayden followed in Stewart’s big footsteps. In the early 1980s, Stewart was the president of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association. At the end of the decade, Hayden took over that role. When Stewart announced he was stepping down as the USA Hockey national referee-in-chief, Hayden was named his successor.

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