NORTH TONAWANDA, NY - Even in an Olympic women's ice hockey game between Canada and Finland you can find a Buffalo connection. That's exactly what happened in PyeongChang.
North Tonawanda native, Dina Allen isn't on a team but making sure teams stay in line. She is at the Olympics as a referee.
"I was able to meet my goals this time around after being the last one cut four years ago," Dina Allen explained.
And Dina knows a thing or two about the rules from her college days.
"It's actually a running joke that I'm an official now just because I was a leader in penalty minutes for many of my years at Princeton," Dina laughed.
She actually set an NCAA record for most penalty minutes in an NCAA playoff game. But all jokes aside, Dina's hockey career is a successful one. Growing up, Dina played on travel teams and for Nichols in high school before going to Princeton.
And hanging out at Hockey Outlet in North Tonawanda led her to a family.
"This is where I met my husband."
Her husband, Kyle who played at Canisius and is an official himself. They now have a three-year old son, Nathan who also loves the sport.