Thursday, December 6, 2012

Officiating Summit

Brad Lazarowich will be in Prince George
for an Official's Summit

On Saturday December 8th, long time official with the National Hockey League, Brad Lazarowich will be in Prince George spending some time with local officials and hockey fans in an Officials Summit. With the idea of sharing life experiences from both on and off the ice, Lazarowich is using his "time off" from his duties with the NHL to be a liaison with the BCHL officials.

Brad Lazarowich claims that his Summit is geared more to linesmen and the role they play on the ice to the referee and the teams. He also acknowledges that referees, fans and broadcasters can find something worthwhile in it and has set it up with the help of his lone sponsor Beck Glass for Saturday afternoon at the CN Centre.

After the local officials spend a few hours with Lazarowich, Spruce Kings season ticket holders and local hockey fans will be welcome to come to the Canfor Room in the CN Centre for the one hour long public forum beginning at 2:30pm. Following that, Brad will head down to the Coliseum to relive some of his younger memories of playing hockey in Prince George and the BCHL game.

I have had the pleasure of speaking with Brad Lazarowich a few times now and have found him to be very forgiving and approachable. Those are some of the characteristics that he is also hoping to leave local officials with after his time in Prince George. I spoke with Brad over the phone and talked a little bit about his time in the NHL, what he is doing this year with the BCHL officials and a few years he spent growing up in Prince George.

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