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2014 PEOC INSTRUCTION STAFF

PEOC DIRECTORS

ZACH ROBERTS

PEOC Director


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Zach Roberts (Pittsburgh, PA) returns as the Director of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps for the third consecutive summer in 2014.


Zach currently officiates professional hockey in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the ECHL.  He has previously worked in the Central Hockey League as well.


Zach also currently officiates NCAA Division I Men's hockey in the Big Ten.  He has previously worked in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Atlantic Hockey, College Hockey America and the ECAC.


In addition to his collegiate and professional hockey officiating experience, Zach was also previously a member of USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP), working multiple USA Hockey Junior National Championships.  During his time with the ODP, Zach was selected to USA Hockey's Regional and National Officiating Development Camps.


Additionally, Zach is a member of the USA Hockey Officiating Program Instruction Staff and has instructed and presented at numerous Mid-Am District seminars and Regional Camps.

RAY KING

PEOC Officiating Development Director


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Ray King (Erie, PA) returns to the Instruction Staff of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps for a second consecutive summer in 2014.  Ray is also the PEOC Officiating Development Director.

 

Ray currently officiates professional hockey in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the ECHL.  He also currently officiates major-junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

 

Ray also currently officiates NCAA Division I Men's hockey in the Big Ten.  He has previously worked in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), College Hockey America and the ECAC.

 

Additionally, Ray is a member of the USA Hockey Officiating Program Instruction Staff and has instructed at many Mid-Am District seminars and Regional Camps.  He is also a current Mid-Am District USA Hockey Supervisor of Officials.


DAVE FRYER

PEOC Operations Director


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Dave Fryer (Pittsburgh, PA) joins the PEOC staff in 2014.  Dave also the PEOC Operations Director.  Dave is the current Referee-in-Chief of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA) and is a member of the USA Hockey Seminar Instruction Staff.  


He is also the Commissioner of College Hockey East (ACHA Division III) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) Discipline Committee.


PEOC INSTRUCTORS

KEITH KAVAL

PEOC Instructor


Keith Kaval (Erie, PA) returns to the Instruction Staff of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps again in 2014.


Keith currently officiates professional hockey in the American Hockey League (AHL).  He has previous professional experience in the ECHL, CHL and UHL. 


He also currently officiates major-junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and NCAA Division I Men's hockey in Hockey East. 


Keith also is a current member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) officiating staff and has worked in several international tournaments.


Additionally, Keith is a member of the USA Hockey Officiating Program Instruction Staff and has instructed at many Mid-Am District seminars, Regional Camps and National Camps.

JIM WEAVER

PEOC Instructor


Jim Weaver (Pittsburgh, PA) makes his first appearance at the PEOC in 2014. Jim is currently the USA Hockey Mid-American District Referee-in-Chief.  He is also currently a USA Hockey Officiating Program Supervisor and member of the USA Hockey's Seminar Instruction Staff.  


Jim has also been an off-ice official with the National Hockey League since 1994.  He is also a current Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA), and was President of WPHOA from 1985-1994.

DAVE MADSEN

PEOC Instructor


Dave Madsen (Cincinnati, OH) will make his first appearance at the PEOC Camps in 2014.


Dave is currently a supervisor for USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program, overseeing officials in leagues such at the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and United States Hockey League (USHL).  He has held this position with USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program since 2009.   Dave has also been a supervisor of officials in the ECHL and Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).


Dave's on-ice officiating experience includes multiple professional hockey leagues, including the World Hockey Association (WHA) and International Hockey League (IHL).  

NORMAN FAAS

PEOC Instructor


Norm Faas (Washington, DC) makes his first appearance as a PEOC Instructor in 2014.

Norm is a former Junior "A" referee in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).  He also has experience as a Division I collegiate hockey referee in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). 


Norm has also officiated professional hockey as a linesman in the ECHL.  Norm is also former member of the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program working multiple USA Hockey National Championships in the Mid-American and Southeast Districts.


In addition to his officiating career, Norm has worked and supervised numerous hockey camps across the country specializing in power skating. His past students include RJ Umberger (NHL), John Zeiler (NHL), Bill Thomas (NHL), Mike Handza (ECHL/WHL), Dan Siejk (ECHL) and several NCAA Division I players.

KEN HANDLEY

PEOC Instructor


Ken Handley (Cincinnati, OH) makes his first appearance at the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps in 2014.


Ken is currently the USA Hockey Mid-American District Seminar Coordinator. Ken is also a currently a supervisor of officials for the Big Ten NCAA Division I conference. He has previously been a supervisor for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).


Ken is also currently the Referee-in-Chief of the Ohio Valley Hockey Officials Association.


PHIL PARKS

PEOC Instructor


Phil Parks (Dayton, OH), USA Hockey's Mid-Am District Officiating Development and Advancement Director, will return to the PEOC Instruction Staff for the second consecutive summer in 2014.


Phil currently also coordinates the annual Mid-Am District Officiating Summer Development Camp in Kent, OH.


TIM MORGRET

PEOC Instructor


Tim Morgret (Pittsburgh, PA) makes his third consecutive appearance at the PEOC in 2014.  Tim previously officiated professional hockey in the ECHL and NCAA hockey in the ECAC.  He is currently the State Director of Officials for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  


He is also the President of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA) and is a member of the USA Hockey Seminar Instruction Staff.


PEOC GUESTS

B.J. RINGROSE

PEOC Guest


B.J. Ringrose (Colorado Springs, CO) coordinates the daily operations of the USA Hockey Officiating Program and organizes various development events and camps.  He also works with District Referees-in-Chief to promote officiating development and education across the United States.


B.J.'s officiating experience includes over twenty years working at various levels.  He worked over ten seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.  He also worked four seasons at the NCAA Division I level in multiple conferences.


JOE ERNST

PEOC Guest


Joe Ernst (Wheeling, WV) returns as a guest instructor to the PEOC for the third consecutive year in 2014.


Joe is currently the Vice President of Hockey Operations of the ECHL. He has previously worked for the ECHL as the Director of Officiating as well. Joe is currently responsible for everyday operations of the ECHL’s officiating and hockey operations departments, which include player discipline, the overall supervision of on-ice officials, oversight of rules, the ECHL Rule Book & its directives and communicating with the National Hockey League and American Hockey League on the advancement of ECHL on-ice officials.


Joe’s officiating experience includes working as a referee in the ECHL (including six Kelly Cup Finals and one All-Star Game, the American Hockey League and the International Hockey League. He was also a member of the National Hockey League’s training program and worked numerous NHL pre-season games.  Ernst was also inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2011.

MARK FAUCETTE

PEOC Guest 


Mark Faucette (Tampa, FL) makes his first appearance at the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps this summer.


Faucette, who joined the National Hockey League in 1985, worked 918 NHL regular season games, 72 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff contests, and the 1996 NHL All-Star Game. He was also selected to referee at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.


Mark is currently the Director of Officiating for the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and a Supervisor of Officials in USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program.  He also previously worked as a supervisor in the ECHL.

CHRIS ALLMAN

PEOC Guest


Chris Allman (St. Paul, MN) will make his first appearance at the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps in 2014.


Chris is in his second season as Officiating Coordinator for the NAHL and NA3HL. Allman's main responsibilities include supervising, evaluating and coordinating all the officials within the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and NA3HL.


His responsibilities include educating and developing on-ice officials through evaluations and observation. Allman has a wide array of experience on the ice as an official where for the past 10 years he has worked professionally in the AHL, ECHL, CHL and SPHL as a referee or linesman. He also has on-ice experience at both the NAHL and USHL levels.


RON SCALES
PEOC Guest

Ron Scales (Camden, NY) joins the PEOC for the first time in 2014. Ron is currently a Supervisor of Officials for the Hockey Referee Assigning Organization (HRAO). Jeff Fulton serves as President of the HRAO.


HRAO has over 320 officials from Maine to Maryland and are available for assignments to NCAA Division III hockey games for the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), ECAC East, ECAC West, Stevenson University and Canton College Men's and Women's Teams.  Currently, HRAO assigns hockey officials for 70 teams over 4 leagues in the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's hockey. 

SCOTT HUTCHISON

PEOC Guest


Scott Hutchison (Kittanning, PA) is currently the President of WPHOA (Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association).


Scott officiated professional hockey in the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League). He also officiated NCAA Division I hockey in College Hockey America and the ECAC.


PEOC SUPPORT STAFF

DORSEY DICK

PEOC Support Staff


Dorsey Dick (Pittsburgh, PA) returns to the PEOC for the third consecutive summer in 2014.  Dorsey currently officiates NCAA Hockey in the ECAC and CHA.  Dorsey was selected to attend both USA Hockey's Regional and National Development Camps.  He also was a member of USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program and officiated in the North American Hockey League.  


He currently is the Director of Officiating Development for the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA) and is a member of USA Hockey Seminar Instruction Staff.


GARRETT GAYDOSH

PEOC Support Staff


Garrett Gaydosh (Indiana, PA) joins the PEOC Support Staff in 2014.  Garrett currently officiates in the Federal Hockey League and works in USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program, officiating games in the NA3HL, North American Hockey League, MJHL and ACHA. Garrett was selected to attend both USA Hockey's Regional and National Development Camps.  


He currently is the Tier I & Collegiate Scheduler for the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA) and is a member of USA Hockey Seminar Instruction Staff.  He attended USA Hockey Instructor's Camp in 2014.

FRANK BASTONE

PEOC Support Staff


Frank Bastone (Pittsburgh, PA) joins the PEOC Support Staff in 2014. 


Frank is a current member of the USA Hockey Seminar Instruction Staff.  Frank attended USA Hockey Instructor’s Camp in 2013. At that camp, Frank was awarded the Milt Kaufman Award. The Milt Kaufman Award is given to the individual that most exemplifies the qualities that made Milt Kaufman such a special part of the USA Hockey Officiating Program.