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On-Ice Officials Head To Camp

from Mike Walker of CTV,

It takes years of training and a lot of skill to make it to the NHL, and it takes the same to make it as an NHL referee.  

This week, a lot of those refs are in Collingwood at a unique training camp. They are among the best in the game and just like the players, these NHL referees go through an intense training camp before the puck drops on another season. 

“We're the 31st team,” says ref Wes McCauley. “It gets our mind back in the frame thinking about the game.”

Director of Officials Stephen Walkom says they’re in for a tough schedule.

“They have to clear medicals first, then some time in the classroom and power skating on the ice,” he says.


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Mistercristo's avatar

Paul, please don’t BS us: there is no Official’s Camp.

Unless you’re referring to the arm exercises needed to emphatically throw a dart with no accuracy?

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 09/09/13 at 10:10 PM ET

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