2022-23 Official's Clinics

All clinics are for VMHA officials only

September Ice Sessions

Ice sessions are important for an official's development and especially early on in the season, it is imperative to start the season strong. You will have two options for ice sessions Sept 8 and Sept 15, and it is mandatory that you attend one, but you are welcome to come to both. We are lucky to have very experienced officials come out and help us with our ice sessions. Come and soak up some of our instructors' expertise!


Sept 8th - 6:15pm -7:45pm at Killarney - FULL

This ice session is open to all officials

Featuring Rupert Xu (VMHA RIC) and Michael Mcgowan (Professional hockey official)

Michael Mcgowan is a good friend of mine as well as a highly respected hockey official. Mcgowan is an extremely talented official that has worked his way through the ranks and now works WHL and AHL.

Some of his achievements include:

  • WHL finals (2022)
  • IIHF world juniors (2021)
  • AHL regular season








Sept 15th - 6:15pm -7:45pm at Killarney

This ice session is open to all officials

Instructors will be Rupert Xu (VMHA RIC) and Jake Townsend.

Jake and I worked countless Junior B games last season, we were almost inseparable as a pairing. We would be sent to Penticton together for the CSSHL U18 Championship, where Jake would officiate the finals (gold medal) game.

Jake Townsend is a veteran Junior B linesman. He also served as the RIC for North Van minor the past season.

All clinics are for VMHA officials only

School Pro-D Day Official's Clinics

Sept 23rd - 10:30am -11:45am  at Killarney

Open to all officials

This ice session will be split up into half development/drills and the other half will be on-ice fitness testing

The fitness testing includes, 3 lap, 40M dash forward, and, 40M dash backwards. This fitness test is pretty standard and in fact is a yearly requirement for officials working high performance hockey.

Come out and see your current fitness levels, and learn about the high performance program. Would be a very achievable goal for some of you within the next 2-5 years!


January 16 - 10:30am - 11:45am at PNE Agrodome

Details and registration information will be posted closer to the date.