For the 12th straight year the Canadian Hockey League in partnership with the National Hockey League is facilitating the annual CHL/NHL Officiating Development Camp for current CHL officials.
The seminar rotates annually across the CHL’s three leagues with the 2017 edition hosted by the Ontario Hockey League November 3-5.
The weekend aims to support and enhance the development of current CHL officials in cooperation with the NHL through on-ice and off-ice activities.
In attendance are eight CHL referees and eight linesmen who have the opportunity to gain more exposure and obtain feedback from the NHL and CHL partners
2017 CHL/NHL Officiating Development Camp Participants:
Samuel Bernier (QMJHL)
Marc-Antoine Chagnon (QMJHL)
Ryan Harrison (OHL)
Kyle Kowalski (WHL)
Michael Markovic (OHL)
Trevor Peluk (WHL)
Josh Schein (OHL)
Len Wood (OHL)
Tyson Baker (OHL)
Nicolas Boivin (QMJHL)
Mitch Dunning (OHL)
Will Dykeman (OHL)
Ryan Holmstead (OHL)
Devin Kohlhauser (WHL)
Brett Mackey (WHL)
Félix Sigouin (QMJHL)
The three day seminar will include on-ice sessions, a visit to the NHL office and situation room, as well as presentations from members of the NHL’s Officiating Department including Chris Edwards, Dan McCourt, and Dave Smith. Special guest speakers include Sport Psychology professor Paul Dennis, and former NHL referee Terry Gregson.
The officials will also participate in a series of OHL games over the weekend including Friday night in London and Kitchener, Saturday night in Hamilton and Owen Sound, and Sunday in Hamilton, Mississauga, and Oshawa where additional supervision from NHL and CHL personnel will be provided.
162 CHL officials have attended the event over the years with 17 later graduating to NHL opportunities.