Day: September 10, 2014

NHL Officials’ Training Camp is Underway!

The NHL’s referees and linesmen are currently working hard in Collingwood, Ontario for the NHL Officials’ Training Camp.  The camp is normally a week long, and follows closely what the players will be going through with their respective teams in a few weeks. The NHL Officials Association moved their camp to the Blue Mountains in 2006. The NHLOA is in its eighth straight season training at Beaver Valley Arena. Here’s a peek at camp from the NHL: “The area itself is really conducive to learning. There seems to be a real peace up there. It’s the one time our guys get...

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Officials Named for CCM/USA Hockey Prospects Game

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game is set for September 25th at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The coaches, Mike Grier and Ed Olczyk, are ready to go. The players, 42 of the top American hockey players eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, have been named.  Now, it’s the officials’ turn. The referees for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game are Stephen Reneau of Sugar Creek, Missouri, and Stephen Thomson of nearby Canandaigua, New York.   Joining Reneau and Thomson in stripes will be linesmen Ryan Madsen of Loveland, Ohio, and Charlie O’Connor of Riverview,...

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