The Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association (MIHOA) has been hosting a regular series of live conversations to discuss the world of officiating. This week’s guest was linesman Addison Brush. He joined host Andy Hudson, the MIHOA’s Development & Education Coordinator as well as camp coordinator for Tim Peel Referee Camp.
Brush discussed his playing and officiating career, his lack of stickhandling skills, whistle tips, the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program, NHL Officiating Combine, and more — along with his picks for an ECHL officiating crew.
Addison is a MIHOA member who started officiating in the St. Louis area as a teenager. As he began moving up the officiating ladder, he became part of the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program and eventually worked his way into minor professional hockey. He has spent the past several seasons as a linesman in the ECHL, and received Kelly Cup playoff assignments last season.
Addison has a degree in video production from Webster University and has worked on 100+ videos projects including the Stanley Cup Finals “Let’s Go Blues” and the St. Louis All-Star Game broadcast for the NHL Network. He is also an instructor for the Tim Peel Referee Camp.
Up next is former NHL referee and current NHL officiating supervisor Don Koharski. Koho will be live on May 5, along with Todd Lewis, the co-host of our very own Scouting the Refs podcast. Be sure to tune in!