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Thursday November 8, 2007

PAUL DOJACK: 93

CFL REFEREE OFFICIATED AT 15 GREY CUP GAMES

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Regina -- Hall of Fame CFL referee Paul Dojack died of pneumonia in hospital yesterday. He was 93.

Mr. Dojack ended a 23-year career as a CFL official in 1970 and was elected to the CFL Hall of Fame in the builder's category in June, 1978. During his career, he worked in 15 Grey Cup Games - eight of them as the head referee.

In 1961, he was the head referee in the first overtime Grey Cup when Winnipeg defeated the Hamilton Tiger Cats 21-14. He also officiated at the so-called Fog Bowl in Toronto the following season when Winnipeg nipped Hamilton 28-27.

After his career on the field he was known for his long association with the Saskatchewan Boys Centre in Regina, which was renamed the Paul Dojack Youth Centre in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Ellen.

A full obituary is forthcoming

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