Officials: Bill Devorski

From the 1977 NSL opening game.

William Ralph Devorski was born in 1930. He passed away at the age of 85 in 2015.

Bill Devorski was a native of Guelph, Ontario. He grew up playing hockey and soccer. He later became a referee in both of those two sports.

He started to referee in local leagues but was soon a noted referee in Ontario. He refereed in the Ontario Hockey Association for 35 years.

Bill refereed in the National Soccer League in the 1970’s. He was also a referee in exhibiton games involving foreign teams. In 1963 he was a referee in the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League.

Bill was inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Sources:
newspapers.com
Guelph Sports Hall of Fame: http://thesleemancentre.com/guelph-sports-hall-of-fame/officials/ralph-william-bill-devorski/

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