Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Submitted by BCHL Media
The BCHL's reputation for development is well known as it applies to hockey players but it also extends to the officials.
Current NHL officials Kelly Sutherland, Jay Sharrers, Rob Schick and Shane Heyer spent significant time honing their craft in the BCHL and more names will be added to that list in the future.
That's because current NHL linesman Brad Lazarowich, who is also the BCHL's assistant director of officiating, helps ref boss Derek Adams to run a BCHL officials camp leading into each season. On Aug, 24 at Langley Twin Rinks, some 70 officials were put through their paces by Lazarowich and Adams.
"I know we're going to be sending lots of these guys on to the next levels of hockey and we'll see some of them in the NHL because they're committed to the job and take a really professional approach," said Lazarowich. "I'm passionate about helping them get better and it's rewarding because they're a very coachable group."
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