The Youth Hockey Referee Spotlight highlights two amateur hockey referees from Illinois per month and gives them the opportunity to attend a Blackhawks game and meet the NHL refs prior to puck drop. The impact and contribution of youth referees in hockey is as important as the players, and this is a great opportunity to reward them for their contributions.
Featured in the second spotlight are Scott Lapoe and Cameron Conner. They attended the game vs. the Winnipeg Jets on January 16, 2015.
-Born August 26, 1996 in St Louis, Missouri
-Currently plays hockey for Naperville Central high school
-Attending the University of Indianapolis next year to study business administration and to play lacrosse
-Works with the Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey and the Hornets Youth Sled Hockey Team
-Currently plays for the Kings hockey club, and double rosters with Midget AA Yellow Jackets
-Second year as an official and participates in the Advanced Development Program
-Plans on attending college at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
-Loves motocross and drag racing and is working to get his NHRA license in order to race in the bikes category.