Paul McInnis, a native of Canada, has been the state tournament director for the past two decades. He was instrumental in moving the tournament championship from Mennen Arena to the Meadowlands in 1998. Last year the state finals moved to the Prudential Center in Newark.
Paul has been Secretary –Treasurer of the New Jersey Interscholastic Hockey League for 35 years. He has been a member of the National Federation Ice Hockey Rules Committee for 12 years and is the NJSIAA hockey rules interpreter.
A former national president of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA) and Secretary – Treasurer of the NIHOA Metro NY/NJ Chapter for 35 years. An off-ice official in the NHL for the past 27 years, McInnis was the long time manager of rinks in N.Y. and N.J. He started his involvement in New Jersey hockey circles in 1957 when he landed a job at Branch Brook Arena in Newark. McInnis, who played youth hockey in Canada, is one of the most respected high school officials in N.J. state history. He even officiated an NHL playoff game.