Pelham’s Marc Flory earned another honor last night, this time from the Westchester Ice Hockey Officials Association. The first-team all-state forward won the Horton R. Shaw Memorial Scholarship, which goes to a college-bound senior who is also a referee and displays scholarship, athleticism and leadership in school and on the ice.
Flory is the fifth recipient to receive the award, which began in ‘06. Previous winners are Mike Tarnow (White Plains), Matt LoConte (Mount Pleasant), Greg Losee (John Jay) and Michael Messer (New Rochelle).
Flory has been a member of the WIHOA for four years and has refereed youth games throughout the county.
“I told him last night, he has all the tools and ability to go as far as he wants to go,” said referee in chief Larry Scapperotti, who has worked with Flory. “He’s confident, looks good on the ice, he skates, he’s big. He definitely has no problem doing college and if he’s really serious and interested he could probably go on his way to nationals, and depending on how hungry he is, the NHL.”