Summer Referee Camps

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Located in beautiful Whistler, BC, attendees spend 5 days and 4 nights at the stunning Alpine Lodge.  The week long camp experience includes:

  • Officiating games in the Whistler International All-star Tournament alongside pro officials
  • Meals and snacks provided
  • Power skating lessons
  • Instruction from current NHL, IIHF, AHL & WHL officials
  • Fitness & Meal Plans designed by NFL/NCAA nutritionist

    BC Hockey Summer Officiating Schools

    5-Day Summer Officiating Schools run out of Lake Cowichan & Osoyoos.  These schools are based on the Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) material, and attendees write their HCOP certification exam on the final day.

    Instruction is provided by experienced BC Hockey Officiating program personnel.  Instructors include BC Hockey instructional staff, elite level officials (WHL), elite level officials, and possible special guests (NHL officials, NHL officiating managers).

    Schools include all meals, and supervised dorm-style accommodations.


    The NHL Exposure Combine will take place August 15th-18th, 2019 at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY. The Exposure Combine will focus on male and female players, who have a passion for the game, ages 19-25 with DI, DIII and CIS experience along with our top amateur prospects.

    Accommodations and meals will be provided, applicants will be responsible to cover travel to and from the Combine. The Combine will consist of physical on-ice and off ice testing along with hockey games.

    BCHL Hockey Referee Development Camp

    The BC Hockey Referee Development Camp runs in conjunction with the West Coast Prep Hockey Camp.  It’s a rare opportunity to apply what you learn directly into our fast paced inter-squad games while being evaluated by some of the best instructors around.  This is a great camp to attend to if you want to be seen by BCHL and NHL Officiating Managers.

    • Head Instructor is NHL Officiating Manager & BCHL Director of Officiating Brad Lazarowich (1,971 NHL Games, 3 Stanley Cup Finals, 2 World Cups, 1 NHL All-Star Game)
    • Classroom sessions
    • Power skating
    • On-ice instruction
    • In-game video analysis

    This is a well known camp run by 28 year NHL referee, and now NHL Officiating Manager, Don Koharski.  In 2019, weekend camps were offered in Hamilton ON & Quispamsis, NB.  The camp is open to officials of all experience levels, and features:
    • 8+ hours of instructional ice time

    • 6+ hours of interactive classroom instruction

    • 2 on-ice skating evaluations

    • Instructors are current NHL, AHL, NCAA, OHL & QMJHL officials

    • Great scouting exposure in front of junior & pro league supervisors