Laurie Taylor-Bolton is a former women’s ice hockey player for the Newtonbrook Panthers. Currently, she is the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association’s Referee-in-Chief. [1]

Playing careerEdit

Taylor played university hockey for the Toronto Lady Blues. In addition, she was part of the Newtonbrook Panthers AAA team and played with future national team members such as Lori Dupuis, Angela James, Karen Nystrom, and Vicky Sunohara.

Officiating careerEdit

She was part of the officiating team at the Women’s World Hockey Championships in Kitchener, Ontario in 1997. It marked the first time an IIHF tournament had all women referees. [2] In addition, Taylor worked the lines at the 1994 IIHF world championships in Lake Placid, New York. Other officiating duties included the Pacific Rim Championship in 1996, and the Three Nations Cup in 1996 and 1997. [3] At the first Olympics for female hockey in Nagano in 1998, Taylor was one of the officials.[4]


Laurie graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in psychology and is a full time OPP officer, OWHA RIC, Bantam Coach and Mom, living in Barrie, Ontario.


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