Refs Earning Their Stripes at Kozari’s Officiating School

For referees in British Columbia, summer school is in session. Junior referees have given up part of their offseason to refine their games with the help of NHL referee Steve Kozari at Kozari’s Officiating School. “We have got some great young talent here,” said NHL referee and lead instructor Steve Kozari to the Penticton Western News. “They are learning each and every day. They are progressing, which is what we want.” The officials are evaluated while they work games for Okanagan Hockey School showcase tournaments. They are put through power skating sessions, go over video and have lectures midday....

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