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- October 22, 2015 -


PEOC Graduate Hired by Federal Hockey League


Congratulations to PEOC participant Greg Beymer on being hired on as a linesman by the Federal Professional Hockey League (FHL) following his performance at PEOC Elite Exposure Camp I.

October 16, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Works First NAHL Game


Congratulations to two-time PEOC participant Shane Gustafson on working his first North American Hockey League game with the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program.

- October 14, 2015 -


Tise Hired by WCHA Following PEOC Performance


Congratulations to PEOC participant David Tise on being hired as a Linesman by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), a Division I NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Conference.


In addition to the WCHA, Tise will also continue this season as a member of USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP).

 - October 8, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Martin Earns FHL Position


Congratulations to PEOC participant Zachari Martin on being hired on as a linesman by the Federal Professional Hockey League (FHL) following his performance at PEOC Elite Exposure Camp II in Johnstown, PA.


Martin also continues to officiate American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) games this season.

- September 22, 2015 -


Binkley Hired by Atlantic Hockey Following Performance at PEOC


Congratulations to three-time PEOC participant Chris Binkley on being hired as a Linesman by Atlantic Hockey, a Division I NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Conference.


In addition to Atlantic Hockey, Binkley is also a member of USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP).

- September 21, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Pisano Earns Spot on Atlantic Hockey Division I Staff


Congratulations to three-time PEOC participant Justin Pisano on beginning this season as a linesman in Atlantic Hockey, a Division I NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Conference.


In addition to Atlantic Hockey, Pisano is also a member of USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program and the ECAC Division III NCAA Hockey Conference.

- September 15, 2015 - 


Muzik Earns FHL Nod After PEOC Performance


Congratulations to PEOC participant Jake Muziik on being hired on as a linesman by the Federal Professional Hockey League (FHL). 


Muzik was also invited to USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP) Prospect Camp in Orland Park.

-September 14, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Jacobs Joins NAHL Staff, Earns Full-Time ODP Position


Congratulations to three-time PEOC participant Patrick Jacobs on being hired full-time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). Pat will be working multiple levels of junior hockey this season, including the NA3HL and NAHL.

- September 10, 2015 -


Heidemann Earns ODP Spot After PEOC Performance


Congratulations to PEOC participant Sam Heidemann on being hired by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). Sam will be working multiple levels of hockey, including the NA3HL and ACHA, this coming season.  He was also invited the ODP Prospect Camp in Chicago, IL.


Heidemann stated, "Thank you to the staff at PEOC for all I learned and for all the opportunities it provided me...I would never have received this amazing opportunity without PEOC...I will be back next year!"

- September 9, 2015 - 


PEOC Participant Colin Earns ECAC Stripes


Congratulations to two-time PEOC participant Chadd Colin on being hired by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).  


Chadd will have the opportunity this season work both Men's and Women's NCAA Division I & Division III hockey. 

- September 8, 2015 - 


PEOC Participant Mandroc Hired as ECHL Linesman


Congratulations to PEOC participant Jason Mandroc on being hired  on as a linesman by the ECHL.

- September 4, 2015 - 


PEOC Participant Stragar Hired Full-Time by Officiating Development Program


Congratulations to two-time PEOC participant J.R. Stragar on being hired full-time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). 


J.R. will be working multiple levels of junior hockey this season, including the NA3HL and NAHL.  Stragar was also selected to attend ODP Training Camp in Muskegon, MI. 

- September 3, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Dengler on 2015-16 NAHL & USHL Officiating Rosters


Congratulations to three-time PEOC participant Randy Dengler on being hired full-time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). Randy will be working multiple levels of hockey, including the NAHL and USHL, beginning this season.


Dengler was selected to attend the ODP's full-time camp in Muskegon, MI. He will make his USHL debut in pre-season action later this month.

- September 2, 2015 - 


PEOC Participant Frederickson Now Full-Time with USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program


Congratulations to PEOC participant Neil Frederickson on being hired full-time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). Neil will be working multiple levels of hockey, including the NA3HL and NAHL, this coming season.


Frederickson stated, "I want to say thanks for all the help and for conducting PEOC. I received an invite to ODP full-time camp and I know it was because of the work and knowledge I learned at the PEOC...Thank you for everything you have done this summer and all the things I've learned from coming to PEOC. Being able to attend the camps has made me a better official and has helped me out in so many ways."

- August 31, 2015 - 


Hinz Hired by Officiating Development Program Following PEOC Performance


Congratulations to PEOC participant David Hinz on being hired by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). David will be working multiple levels of hockey, including the NA3HL and ACHA, this coming season.


Hinz stated, "I’d like to thank the directors and staff at PEOC for excellent feedback and instruction that helped me develop and improve my officiating skills. I’m grateful for the exposure the PEOC provides to organizations like the Officiating Development Program and the numerous other opportunities that I received through attending PEOC!"

- August 27, 2015 - 


Bastone Brought On by USA Hockey Officiaing Development Program


Congratulations to PEOC participant Frank Bastone on being hired by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP). Frank will be working multiple levels of hockey, including the NA3HL & ACHA, this season.


Bastone stated, "After attending PEOC Elite Exposure Camp II, I have been hired by the Officiating Development Program. Thanks to the PEOC staff for once again helping me to achieve goals beyond my expectations!"

- August 26, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Menard Moving Up in the ODP


Congratulations to PEOC participant Michael Menard on being hired full-time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP).


Michael will be relocating to Houston, TX to work multiple levels of junior hockey, including the NA3HL and NAHL, in the coming season. This will be Menard's third full-time season with the ODP after residing in Detroit and Toledo the past two years.


Menard stated, "I credit PEOC for helping me to realize more of my goals in officiating. Thank you for the opportunity to help all of us reach our goals as well!"

- August 20, 2015 -


PEOC Participant Helbig Hired by USAH Officiating Development Program


Congratulations to PEOC participant Kody Helbig on being hired full-time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program.


Kody will be relocating to Bozeman, MT to live in an ODP apartment and work multiple levels of junior hockey, including the NA3HL and NAHL in the coming season. 

- August 19, 2015 -


Yerkovich Advances to ODP through PEOC


Congratulations to PEOC participant Riley Yerkovich on being hired by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP) for the coming season!

  

Riley will be officiating junior hockey at the NA3HL and NAHL level this season.


Yerkovich credited PEOC for his advancement, saying, "...because of my experience at PEOC, I was invited to the ODP part time/tryout camp in Orland Park, IL. They decided I will work in the NA3HL and NAHL this upcoming season!  Thank you again for doing what you do, I never would have had the chance to further my career if it wasn't for PEOC!"

- August 18, 2015 - 


PEOC Participant Stout Hired Full-Time by ODP


Congratulations to four time PEOC participant Zane Stout on being hired full time by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program! Zane will be relocating to Brookings, South Dakota to work multiple levels of junior hockey in the coming season.

- August 4, 2015 - 


PEOC Participants Invited to USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program Prospect Camp


USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP) held their annual Prospect Camp last week in Orland Park, IL.  


PEOC participants Neil Frederickson, Riley Yerkovich, Bryan Gorcoff, Shane Gustafson, Pat Jacobs, Jake Muzik, JR Stragar, Anthony Vikhter, Kody Helbig, Eric Arrigo, and Andrew Walter were invited to this week-long camp to further showcase their talents and abilities to officiating administrators at the next level.

- July 29, 2015 - 


PEOC Participants Selected to Officiate Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp Game


Congratulations to 2015 PEOC participants Chadd Colin, Zane Stout, Eric Komorek and David Hinz on being selected to officiate the 2015 Pittsburgh Penguins Prospect Development Camp scrimmage at Consol Energy Center!  The crew earned this assignment because of their performance at the 2015 PEOC Elite Exposure Camp I in Warrendale, PA.

- June 5, 2015 - 


PEOC Announces "PEOC Night @ PNC Park"


WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015

7:05 PM

PNC PARK - PITTSBURGH, PA

SAN DIEGO PADRES VS. PITTSBURGH PIRATES


Event highlights include a pre-game Potluck tailgate party on Pittsburgh's North Shore, a chance to network with PEOC Staff, Camp Guests, Directors, and Instructors, a discounted Pittsburgh Pirate ticket rate, post-game festivities around PNC Park, and more.

- March 10, 2015 -


Zelkin, Allman, Faucette & Madsen Represent USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program at PEOC


PEOC and USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP) will again work together in 2015 to select, evaluate, and recruit officials for the next level.


This season, current USA Hockey Officiating Development Program Manager Scott Zelkin, current SPHL Director of Officiating and NAHL Director of Player Safety Mark Faucette, current NAHL Director of Officiating Chris Allman, current Officiating Development Program and ECHL Supervisor Dave Madsen, and other ODP representatives will be in attendance at the PEOC's Advanced and Elite Exposure Camps.

- February 3, 2015 - 


Z Hockey Named Presenting Sponsor of PEOC Elite Exposure Camp I


Z Hockey Company and the PEOC have agreed on a partnership that makes Z Hockey the presenting sponsor of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps - Powered By North Coast Hockey - 2015 Elite Exposure Camp I.


Z Hockey is the first custom apparel line designed specifically for the officiating world. Created by officials, for officials.  Visit MyZHockey.com.


The 2015 PEOC Elite Exposure Camp I, presented by Z Hockey, will be held May 28 - 31, 2015 at Blade Runners Ice Complex in Warrendale, PA.

- January 23, 2015 - 


EIRI Named Presenting Sponsor of PEOC Veteran Development Camp


Erie Ice Referees, Inc. (EIRI) Board of Directors and the PEOC have agreed on a partnership that makes EIRI the presenting sponsor of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps - Powered By North Coast Hockey - 2015 Veteran Development Camp.


The 2015 PEOC Veteran Development Camp, presented by EIRI will be held May 15 - 17, 2015 at Center Ice Arena in Delmont, PA.

- January 20, 2015 - 


PEOC / PAHL Announce Scholarship Partnership


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps are proud to formally announce a continued partnership with the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) for the 2015 camps.


PEOC would like to thank PAHL's Executive Board, including PAHL Executive Director Darcee Purvis, for their continued support of officiating development.


This partnership offers a scholarship, completely funded by PAHL, to officials from each of PAHL's twenty-seven active associations to attend the 2015 PEOC Development Camps.


* The PAHL logo is a trademark of the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League - (www.pahockey.com)

- January 15, 2015 - 


WPHOA Named Presenting Sponsor of PEOC Advanced Camp


The Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA) Executive Board and the PEOC have agreed on a partnership that makes WPHOA the presenting sponsor of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps - Powered By North Coast Hockey - 2015 Advanced Camp.


The 2015 PEOC Advanced Camp, presented by WPHOA will be held June 5 - 7, 2015 at Center Ice Arena in Delmont, PA.

- December 22, 2014 - 


PEOC / Johnstown Tomahawks Partnership Continues


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps are proud to formally announce a continued partnership with The Johnstown Tomahawks, members of the North American Hockey League, for the 2015 PEOC camp season.


The 2015 camp season will be the fourth consecutive year of the partnership between the PEOC and Johnstown Tomahawks Hockey Club.


The PEOC would like to thank The Johnstown Tomahawks Executive Board and Front Office, including General Manager Rick Boyd, for their continued support of our camps.


This agreement will allow PEOC to operate two "Elite Exposure Camps" in conjunction with the Johnstown Tomahawks tryout camps in June and July 2015.


*The Johnstown Tomahawks logo is a registered trademark of the Johnstown Tomahawks (www.johnstowntomahawks.com). 

*The North American Hockey League logo is a registered trademark of the NAHL (www.NAHL.com).

- December 11, 2014 -


PEOC / Allegheny Hockey Association Partnership Continues in 2015


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps are proud to formally announce the continuation of their partnership with The Allegheny Hockey Association for the 2015 camp season.


The PEOC would like to thank Allegheny Hockey Association's Executive Board, including John Gable and Darcee Purvis, for their continued support of officiating development.


This partnership will allow PEOC to operate the "Prospect Development Camp", "Veterans Development Camp", and "Advanced Camp" in conjunction with the Allegheny Hockey Association Spring League beginning in May 2015.

- December 1, 2014 -  


North Coast Hockey Becomes 2015 PEOC Presenting Sponsor


PEOC is proud to announce North Coast Hockey as the 2015 PEOC Presenting Sponsor!  This partnership will provide discounts and special offers to those officials attending PEOC camps, members of the PEOC contact list, and those that follow PEOC on various social media outlets. Officials will also have opportunities to purchase equipment, apparel, and merchandise directly from North Coast Hockey at all 2015 PEOC Camps.


Please visit North Coast Hockey at www.NorthCoastHockey.com

- September 12, 2014 -


PEOC Participants Earn USHL Opportunities


Congratulations to PEOC participants Rocco Stachowiak and Jake Roberts on being selected to attend the 2014 United States Hockey League (USHL) Officiating Training and Development Camp in Muskegon, Michigan.


* The USHL & USAH ODP logo are a trademark of the United States Hockey League - (www.ushl.com) & USA Hockey (USAHockey.com)

- July 30, 2014 - 


2014 PEOC Participants Earn ODP Opportunities


Congratulations to 2014 PEOC Advanced and Elite Exposure Camp participants Mike Novelle, Patrick Jacobs, JJ Priano, Tyler Whitehead, Mitchell Hadden Bilyk, Randy Dengler, Connor Dragel, Robert Gavin, Shane Gustafson, Brian Hankes, Jeffrey Pacocha, Jake Roberts, Zane Stout, J.R. Stragar, Bryan Thurnauer, Nick West and Anthony Vikhter. 


Based on their performance at PEOC, each earned an invitation into the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program or the ODP Prospects Camp in Chicago, IL!

- July 21, 2014 -


PEOC Participants Selected to Officiate Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp Game


Congratulations to 2014 PEOC participants Brian Bucholtz, JJ Priano, Tyler Whitehead and Ian Zacharias on being selected to officiate the 2014 Pittsburgh Penguins Prospect Development Camp scrimmage at Consol Energy Center on Saturday, July 19, 2014.


CLICK HERE for more information on the Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp Game.

- August 28, 2014 -


PEOC, PIHL, & WPHOA Announce Tournament Partnership for St. Margaret Fall Face-Off


Continuing our dedication to developing hockey officials -- not only throughout the United States, but particularly for the Pittsburgh area and WPHOA -- the PEOC is proud to announce a partnership with the PIHL & WPHOA for the 2014 St. Margaret Fall Face-Off Tournament (September 15-23, 2014 at Harmarville BladeRunners).


This partnership will see both Directors and Instructors from the PEOC Staff supervise games during the week-long high school hockey event, offering training and evaluations for the officials working the games.  The reports from these evaluations will be shared with WPHOA to assist in their roster construction for the upcoming season.  Additionally, each official will also receive PEOC apparel for their participation in this fundraising tournament for the St. Margaret's Foundation.


For more information on the St. Margaret Fall Face-Off and the PIHL, visit PIHLweb.com 

- April 28, 2014 -


PEOC Instruction Staff Adds Mark Faucette and Dave Madsen


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC is proud to announce that former NHL referee and SPHL Director of Officiating Mark Faucette and former WHA linesman and current USA Hockey Officiating Development Program Supervisor Dave Madsen will join the 2014 PEOC Staff!


For a complete 2014 PEOC Instruction Staff list, CLICK HERE,


* The USA Hockey logo is a trademark of USA Hockey, Inc. (www.usahockey.com)

- April 25, 2014 -


Mid-American District Referee-in-Chief Jim Weaver Joins PEOC Instruction Staff


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC is proud to announce the addition of Jim Weaver to the 2014 PEOC Instruction Staff.


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.

- April 18, 2014 - 


PAHL / PEOC Announce Partnership


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC is proud to formally announce a partnership with The Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League for the 2014 summer camp season.

The PEOC would like to thank The PAHL's Executive Board, including PAHL President Todd Naylor and Executive Director Darcee Purvis, for their support of the PEOC camps.

This partnership offers scholarships, completely sponsored and funded by the PAHL, to over 14 officials in and around the Pittsburgh metropolitan area to attend 2014 PEOC camps.

A very special thank you goes to all members of the PAHL for their commitment to continued officiating development in the Pittsburgh, PA area!

* The PAHL logo is a trademark of the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League - (www.pahockey.com)
- March 6, 2014 -

WPHOA Member Registration Benefit Announced!

As a part of the ongoing agreement between The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC and The Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association, WPHOA members can now have their 2014 PEOC registration fee deducted directly from their 2013-2014 WPHOA end-of-season payout.
- February 24, 2014 -

PEOC 2014 Program Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Make your company a part of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps by becoming a sponsor in the 2014 PEOC Camp Programs.

With packages starting at only $100, your company will receive a full page advertisement in the 2014 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camp program, which will be distributed to all camp participants, and will be used throughout the coming year in promotional appearances and seminar presentations.

Your company can also upgrade and see your company's logo on the inside front cover, inside back cover of outer back cover to maximize marketing exposure.

- February 14, 2014 -


PEOC Announces Camp Support Staff


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC are pleased to announce the members of the 2014 Camp Support Staff.


The Camp Support Staff members include Dorsey Dick, Tim Morgret and Dave Fryer, who will also serve as the PEOC Marketing Coordinator.


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.


Tim Morgret (Pittsburgh, PA) also 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.


Dave Fryer (Pittsburgh, PA) joins the PEOC staff in 2014.  Dave also the PEOC Marketing Coordinator.  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.

- February 13, 2014 -


USA Hockey's ODP Staff Attending PEOC to Evaluate & Scout Camp Participants


As part of the PEOC's agreement with USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP), members of the ODP Staff, including North American Hockey League (NAHL) Coordinator of Officials Chris Allman, will be attending portions of the camps in a scouting capacity. 


The attending ODP Staff will also give presentations, informing the camp participants about the ODP, its purpose and what it offers to qualified, aspiring officials.


* The USA Hockey Officiating Program logo is a trademark of USA Hockey, Inc. (www.usahockey.com)

- February 12, 2014 -


Olympic Official Tommy George Joins PEOC Instruction Staff


Tommy George (Frederick, MD) joins the Instruction Staff of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps in 2014.

Tommy currently officiates professional hockey in the American Hockey League (AHL).  He has previous professional experience in the ECHL and UHL.  He also currently officiates NCAA Division I Men's hockey in Hockey East and worked the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Tommy is also a current member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) officiating staff and has worked in several international tournaments, including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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

- February 5, 2014 -


PEOC Welcomes Back ECHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst


Joe Ernst (Buffalo, NY) 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.

- February 4, 2014 - 


Jeff Fulton Joins PEOC Instruction Staff


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC are proud to announce Jeff Fulton, the Director of Officiating for SUNYAC and ECAC West NCAA Division III NCAA hockey and President of the Hockey Referee Assigning Organization (HRAO), will be a member of the 2014 PEOC Instruction Staff.


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.  

Jeff Fulton (Rochester, NY) worked as a NCAA on-ice official for the ECAC for 25 years, 15 of which at the Division I level. Fulton was selected to officiate the 2000 NCAA Division I National Semifinal and Championship games in addition to the 2005 NCAA Division III National Championship.

For more information on the HRAO, visit their website at www.collegehockeyreferee.com

- February 3, 2014 - 


B.J. Ringrose Added to PEOC Instruction Staff


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC are proud to announce B.J. Ringrose, USA Hockey's Coordinator of Officiating Education, will be a member of the 2014 PEOC Instruction Staff.


In his current role with USA Hockey, 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.


* The USA Hockey logo is a trademark of USA Hockey, Inc. (www.usahockey.com)

- January 29, 2014 -


PEOC / USA Hockey Officiating Development Program Partnership


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP) and USA Hockey's Manager of Officiating Development, Scott Zelkin.


This partnership will bring members of USA Hockey's Officiating Development Program (ODP) Instruction & Evaluation Staff to the 2014 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps to instruct, develop and evaluate the participating officials.


* The USA Hockey Officiating Program logo is a trademark of USA Hockey, Inc. (www.usahockey.com)

- January 29, 2014 -


PEOC / Mid-American District Partnership Announced


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with the Mid-American District beginning with the 2014 camp season.


This partnership will bring members of the Mid-American District's Officiating Department to instruct, develop and evaluate the officials attending the 2014 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps.


A complete staff list will continue to be revealed over the next several days on the PEOC website, Facebook page (facebook.com/PEOCamp) & Twitter feed (@PEOCamp).


* The Mid American District Hockey logo is a trademark of Mid American District Hockey, Inc. (www.midamhockey.com)

- January 28, 2014 -


PEOC / USA Hockey Partnership Announced


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with USA Hockey beginning with the 2014 camp season.


This partnership will bring members of USA Hockey's Officiating Department from its national headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO to assist, instruct, develop and evaluate the aspiring officials attending the 2014 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps.


* The USA Hockey logo is a trademark of USA Hockey, Inc. (www.usahockey.com)

- January 27, 2014 -


Keith Kaval Returns to PEOC Staff


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. 

- January 21, 2014 -


Ray King Rejoins PEOC Staff


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

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. 

- January 20, 2014 - 


Zach Roberts Returns as PEOC Director 


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.

- January 16, 2014 -


2014 PEOC Instruction Staff Announcement


The 2014 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps Instruction Staff will be revealed over the next several days via the PEOC website (PEOC.webs.com), the PEOC Facebook page (facebook.com/PEOCamp) and the PEOC Twitter feed (Twitter.com/PEOCamp).


The PEOC has received verbal commitments from current officials and officiating administrators with experience including the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, ECHL, IIHF, NCAA Division I, Ontario Hockey League, USA Hockey & more to make up its 2014 Instruction Staff.


* Instruction Staff Subject to Change

- January 6, 2014 - 


PEOC Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!


Want to see your company's name on the 2014 PEOC apparel and marketing materials?  


Market your business and what is has to offer to not only four distinct camps of aspiring ice hockey officials, but to the staff, players, parents and public that will be in and around the rinks during our camps and wherever the apparel is worn throughout the hockey season!


Visit our website at http://peoc.webs.com/sponsorship-opportunities for more information on sponsorship possibilities and details.

- December 10, 2013 -


PEOC / Johnstown Tomahawks Partnership Continues


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC are proud to formally announce a continued partnership with The Johnstown Tomahawks, proud members of the North American Hockey League, for the 2014 summer camp season.

The 2014 camp season will be the third consecutive year of the partnership between the PEOC and Johnstown Tomahawks Hockey Club.

The PEOC would like to thank The Johnstown Tomahawks Executive Board and Front Office, including General Manager Rick Boyd, for their continued support of our camps.

This agreement will allow PEOC to operate both a "Premier" and "Exposure and Advancement" level camp in conjunction with the Johnstown Tomahawks tryout camps in June and July 2014.

Details for the 2014 PEOC summer camp season are nearly finalized and will be published soon. 

- December 5, 2013 -


PEOC / Allegheny Hockey Association Partnership Announced


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC are proud to formally announce a partnership with The Allegheny Hockey Association for the 2014 summer camp season.

The PEOC would like to thank Allegheny Hockey Association's Executive Board, including John Gable and Darcee Purvis, for their support of our camps.

This partnership will allow PEOC to operate Advanced Officiating camps in conjunction with Allegheny Hockey Association's Spring League beginning April 2014.

Details for the 2014 PEOC summer camp season are in the process of being finalized and will be available shortly. Be on the lookout for more camps, more levels and more locations.

- November 26, 2013 -


PEOC / WPHOA Partnership Extended


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps, LLC are proud to announce a continued partnership with WPHOA - Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association for the 2014 summer camp season.

The PEOC would like to thank WPHOA's Executive Board and all its members for their continued support of our camps.

Details for the 2014 PEOC summer camp season are in the process of being finalized and will be available shortly. Be on the lookout for more camps, more levels and more locations.

- June 10, 2013 -

 

Phil Parks Added to PEOC Staff

 

The PEOC is pleased to announce the addition of Phil Parks to this summer's camp instruction staff.

Phil is currently the USA Hockey Mid-American District Officiating Director of Training & Advancement.

- May 21, 2013 -


Adam Annaccone Added to PEOC Staff


Adam Annaccone brings a unique knowledge to PEOC both as an official and Licensed Athletic Trainer/Performance Enhancement Specialist.


Adam is an Instructor and Athletic Trainer at Slippery Rock University of PA in the Department of Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences. His responsibilities include teaching in the undergraduate athletic training program and providing rehabilitation and reconditioning programs, managing medical care and conditions, overseeing pre-participation physical coordination and screening, providing health and wellness assessments, kinetic chain assessments, injury prevention assessments and emergency care for 450+ student-athletes at Slippery Rock.


Adam's past officiating experience includes working as a linesman in the ECAC, Atlantic Hockey, USA Hockey Junior Development Program, and in multiple USA Hockey National Championships.  


He has also previously been the Director of Officiating Development for WPHOA.


Currently, Adam is the USA Hockey Western PA and WV Seminar Coordinator, a member of the Seminar Instructor Staff and has Instructed numerous USA Hockey Summer Development Camps and USA Hockey District Officiating Seminars.

- May 1, 2013 -


PEOC Announces Partnership with WPHOA


The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps are proud to announce a partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Officials Association (WPHOA) for the 2013 camp season! 

Thank you to the WPHOA Executive Board & membership for approving this agreement for the upcoming camp season. We look forward to the opportunity to assist in developing your officiating staff!

For more information on WPHOA, visit their website at www.WPHOA.com

- April 25, 2013 -


PEOC Announces Partnership with House O' Hockey


The PEOC is proud to announce a partnership with The House O' Hockey for the 2013 camp season!

The House O' Hockey staff will be present at each camp this year to obtain feedback from camp participants on referee equpiment and apparel. Camp participants will also be able to purchase small items such as referee skate laces, whistles, etc. Camp participants will also be able to place other equipment & apparel orders on site.

Please visit the House O' Hockey Facebook page (www.facebook.com/houseohockey) or their website (www.houseohockey.com) for more information.

- February 19, 2013 -


The 2013 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps have SOLD OUT!


The 2013 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps have sold out! 

We will still be taking alternate applicants if spots should become available. If you are interested in an alternate spot, please contact us at [email protected] 

Thank you for your support of the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps and good luck to all officials through the remainder of the season

- February 16, 2013 -

 

Exclusive Western PA / WPHOA Member Registration Period Begins Today!

 

The registration period for all Western PA & WPHOA members begins today at 10:00 AM EST and concludes February 28, 2013.

 

Click on "Registration" in the toolbar to submit your application today, if eligible.

 

Click on "PEOC News" for more information.

- February 8, 2013 -

 

PEOC Welcomes Back ECHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst

 

Joe Ernst returns as a guest instructor to the PEOC for the second consecutive year in 2013.

 

Joe Ernst is currently the Vice President of Hockey Operations of the ECHL. He has previously worked for the ECHL as the Director of Officiating. 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.

- January 30, 2013 -

 

2013 PEOC Daily Camp Schedules Announced

 

The daily schedules for both the Warrendale, PA and Johnstown, PA Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps have been tentatively set.  Each camp consits of one on-ice session each day of the camp along with multiple classroom sessions and tryout games our participants will officiate.  Click on each camp's information in the toolbar for further details.

 

 

Warrendale, PA PEOC Tentative Camp Schedule

June 21 - 23, 2013

 

Friday, June 21

 

2:30pm - Check-In  

2:30pm – 3:15pm - Welcome and Introduction

3:30pm – 4:30pm - Classroom

4:50pm – 5:50pm - On-Ice Session

6:00pm – 7:30pm - Game 1

7:30pm – 9:00pm - Game 2

9:15pm - 10:00pm - Classroom

10:00pm - End of Camp Day

 

Saturday, June 22

 

8:00am - Check-In

8:00am – 8:45am - Classroom

9:00am – 10:30am - Game 3

10:30am – 12:00pm - Game 4

12:00pm – 1:30pm - Break (Lunch)

1:30pm – 2:30pm - Classroom

2:50pm – 3:50pm - On-Ice Session

4:00pm – 5:30pm - Game 5

5:30pm – 7:00pm - Game 6

6:00pm – 6:30pm - Break

6:30pm – 8:00pm - Classroom

8:00pm – TBD - Dinner - Provided by PEOC

 

Sunday, June 17

 

7:30am - Check-In

8:00am – 9:00am - On-Ice Session

9:15am – 9:45am - Classroom

10:00am – 12:00pm - All-Star Game

12:00pm – 1:30pm - Individual Meetings with Instruction Staff

2:00pm - Camp Review & Conclusion

 

2013 Johnstown, PA PEOC Tentative Camp Schedule

July 25 - 28, 2013

 

Thursday, July 25

 

8:00pm - Check-In

8:00pm – 8:45pm - Welcome and Introduction

9:00pm – 10:00pm - Classroom

10:15pm – 11:15pm - On-Ice Session

11:30pm - End of Camp Day

 

Friday, July 26

 

8:00am - Check-In

8:00am – 8:30am - Classroom / Game Preperation

9:00am – 11:00am - Game 1

11:00am – 1:00pm - Game 2

1:00pm – 2:00pm - Break (Lunch)

2:00pm – 3:00pm - On-Ice Session

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Classroom

4:00pm – 6:00pm - Game 3

6:00pm – 8:00pm - Game 4

8:30pm - 9:30pm - Classroom

9:30pm - End of Camp Day

 

Saturday, July 27

 

7:15am - Check-In

8:00am – 10:00am - Game 5

10:00am – 12:00pm - Game 6

12:00pm – 2:00pm - Break (Lunch)

2:00pm – 4:00pm - Classroom

4:30pm – 5:30pm - On-Ice Session

6:00pm – 7:30pm - Classroom

8:00pm – TBD Dinner - Provided by PEOC

 

Sunday, June 17

 

7:30am - Check-In

8:00am – 8:30am - Classroom

9:00am – 10:00am - On-Ice Session

10:00am – 11:00am - Break (Lunch)

11:00am - 11:30am - Classroom

12:00pm - 2:00pm - All-Star Game

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Individual Meetings with Instruction Staff

3:00pm - Camp Review & Conclusion

January 24, 2013 -

 

2013 PEOC Dates & Locations Announced

 

The dates & locations have been announced for the 2013 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps. Again, the PEOC will proudly conduct its devlopment camps in conjunction with the tryout camps for the North American Hockey League's Johnstown Tomahawks.

 

2013 PEOC Dates & Locations:

 

June 21 - 23, 2013

Warrendale, PA (Cranberry) - BladeRunners Warrendale

 

July 25 - 28, 2013

Johnstown, PA - Planet Ice Arena

January 22, 2013 -

 

2013 PEOC Instruction Staff Finalized

 

The instruction staff for the 2013 Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps have been finalized. 

 

The staff is comprised of officials that currently work professional and collegiate hockey.  Click on "PEOC Staff" on the toolbar for more information on each member of the instruction staff.

 

2013 PEOC Instruction Staff:

Zach Roberts

Ray King

Keith Kaval

Dorsey Dick

 

Additional camp guests and presenters will be announced throughout the coming months.