Hockey Canada Network |  Hockey Canada B.C. Hockey Hockey Alberta Saskatchewan Hockey Association Hockey Manitoba Hockey Northwest Ontario Ontario Hockey Federation Hockey Eastern Ontario Hockey Quebec Hockey New Brunswick Hockey P.E.I. Hockey Nova Scotia Hockey Newfoundland Hockey North
Call Us Now E-Mail Us Now
Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Apple Android Shopping Cart
BC Hockey Logo

News - Details

BC Officials are Ready for the 2009 RBC Royal Bank Cup
Thursday, April 09, 2009

Hockey Canada recently announced the officials for the RBC Royal Bank Cup in Victoria, BC from May 2-10, 2009.  BC Hockey will be well represented with Colby Smith (Langley, BC) and Andrew Guest (Penticton, BC) serving as referees and Clay Richardson (Port Coquitlam), Chris Sweeting (Vancouver, BC), Ryan Dawson (Kamloops, BC), Brandon Liefke (Kamloops, BC), Nathan Vanoosten (Surrey, BC) and Trent Knorr (Victoria, BC) serving as linesmen for the event.

Smith and Guest are Level VI referees.  A level VI referee is prepared to officiate at National and International Championships.  To reach this level you must be certified at Level V and referee at that level for more than one (1) year, and then complete a four (4) day clinic which involves on and off-ice tests.

All six (6) linesmen are Level IV.  A level IV official is prepared to serve as a linesman at the Major Junior, Senior, CIAU, CAAA, Inter-Branch and International competitions.  To reach this level they first must have their Level III and referee at that level for one (1) year.  They must attend a clinic, which is by invite only and pass on-ice evaluation and a written national exam.

The BC Hockey Officiating Program uses the Hockey Canada Officiating Program to train and evaluate officials working within the Branch.  The program that BC Hockey administers allows for basic level training to elite high performance training within the system.  This is a proven method and will continue to develop BC’s top officials and allow for them to make the next step in their development.

For more information about BC Hockey, please visit the BC Hockey website at or email .



BC Hockey is a non-profit organization and member branch of Hockey Canada in charge of governing amateur hockey at all levels in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

Approximately 150 minor hockey associations, 55,000 players, 4,500 referees, 20,000 official volunteers and countless others make our great game possible here in Pacific Canada.



BC Hockey News

BC Hockey Locker Room (online store)

Events Calendar


Female AAA League
Female Program of Excellence
Major Midget League
Male Program of Excellence
Site Map

Google Play Store
Copyright © 2014 BC Hockey - Saanichton, BC