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Local referee working AHL's championship series

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
NHL Official Furman South poses for his official headshot for the 2016-2017 season on September 13, 2016 at the Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York, United States.
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NHL Official Furman South poses for his official headshot for the 2016-2017 season on September 13, 2016 at the Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York, United States.

Sewickley native Furman South is one of only a handful of hockey refs whose offseason has yet to begin.

South, a graduate of Quaker Valley and Robert Morris, is one of four referees calling games in the Calder Cup finals between the Toronto Marlies and Texas Stars. It is South's first time working the AHL's championship series, which is an assignment handed out on merit.

South, 30, primarily works in the minor leagues but has been called up to the NHL on a regular basis over the last year or so. He made his NHL debut last April and, according to scoutingtherefs.com, worked seven games in the league this season.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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