For the past decade, BC Hockey has partnered with the Vancouver Canucks to hold a annual 'Officials Night.' Minor hockey officials enter a contest where winners are selected at random for a meet and greet with National Hockey League (NHL) officials prior to the game to engage in a question and answer (Q&A) session.
Officials also receive two (2) tickets to the game for themself and a guest to watch following the session.
This season's event was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Rogers Arena when the Vancouver Canucks hosted the Philadelphia Flyers. The 10 selected winners were:
Tracy Liang (Vancouver Female)
Makale Chekaluk (Coquitlam)
Cale Morgan (Campbell River)
Michael Hartman (North Okanagan)
Otto Krieger (Cloverdale)
Kaleb Fecho (Squamish)
Gabriel Alix (Victoria)
Anton Spiridonov (Kelowna)
Nathan Sedlack (Cloverdale)
Sam Purcell (North Vancouver)
The NHL officials that game were:
Tom Chmielewski (Scott Air Force Base, Il, USA)
Graham Skilliter (La Ronge, SK)
Kiel Murchison (Cloverdale, BC)
Bevan Mills (Surrey, BC)
Following the Q&A session, the 10 winning officials had the opportunity to watch the Canucks beat the Flyers 3 - 2 in a shootout!
BC Hockey would like to thank the Vancouver Canucks and the NHL officials for their continued support of this event.
The Canucks Centre for BC Hockey is a partnership with the Vancouver Canucks and BC Hockey. The main objective of the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey is to strengthen the bond between the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club and the BC Hockey membership. Working closely with the hockey leaders throughout BC and the Yukon, the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey runs programs that every hockey enthusiast.