2020 CAMP STAFF & INSTRUCTORS

 

In addition to NHL Referee Tim Peel, camp instructors will consist of top minor

pro, collegiate, junior and amateur officials. Special guest instructors will also

be invited. 

TIM PEEL

Camp Director

Birthplace: Hampton, NB
Current Hometown: Chesterfield, MO

Age: 53

  • 1,331 NHL Regular Season Games

  • 90 Playoff Games

  • 2012 NHL All-Star Game (Ottawa)

  • 2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi, Russia)

  • 2009 NHL Winter Classic (Chicago)

  • 2017 NHL Winter Classic (St. Louis)

ANDY HUDSON

Camp Coordinator

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Current Hometown: Kirkwood, MO

Age: 47

Andy Hudson serves as the Camp Coordinator for the Tim Peel Referee Camp. 

Hudson played multiple sports as a child and started officiating hockey in 1987. As an undergraduate student in Colorado, he began to get more serious with officiating, moving up the USA Hockey ranks. After a brief stint in California, he moved to Albuquerque to pursue his graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. During this time, he was recruited to serve as an official in the brand-new Western Professional Hockey League.

 

After completing his graduate studies, he moved to St. Louis in 1999 where he became involved in officiating with the Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association. In addition to skating locally in St. Louis, he also officiated juniors and minor pros including the CSHL, NAHL, UHL and ECHL. Hudson has also been selected to officiate in 11 USA Hockey National Championship events. 

Hudson currently serves as the Chair of MIHOA’s Development & Education Committee, a program that is established to train, develop, mentor, recruit and retain officials. The program’s success can be measured by MIHOA’s recent increase in retention, especially for its members in the 17-30 year-old age range. 

Hudson’s day job is the Director of Marketing of Incentive Concepts, a supplier of premium merchandise for corporate gifting, incentive programs and event experiences. He is married to Amy, who is an educator of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and has two teenage children, Jack and Ally. In addition to hockey, Hudson also recently started officiating basketball at the youth recreation level.

JOE SULLIVAN

Instructor & Power Skating Specialist

 

Birthplace: Florissant, MO
Current Hometown: Florissant, MO

Age: 35

 

Joe "Sully" Sullivan serves as Instructor and Power Skating Specialist for the Tim Peel Referee Camp.

 

Sullivan began his officiating career with MIHOA in 1996 at the age of 12. He worked his way up the local officiating ranks while playing four years at De Smet Jesuit, winning three Mid-States High School championships with the Spartans. He continued his playing career at Lindenwood University as a part of the Lions’ inaugural season in 2003, and was named Team Captain in his sophomore season.

 

Following his sophomore season at Lindenwood, Sullivan was hired by the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program as a full-time referee. During his three-year tenure in the ODP, he was selected to work three Clark Cup Finals (USHL), two Robertson Cup Finals (NAHL), and one President’s Cup Final (Southern Professional). Sullivan’s career continued into professional hockey after being hired by the ECHL in 2007 and ultimately worked five straight Conference Finals and was selected to referee the Kelly Cup Finals in 2011. Sullivan also patrolled the ice in the American Hockey League for four seasons, working more than 100 games at the AHL level.

Sullivan is currently in his seventh season as a referee in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Post-season successes at the NCAA level have included six straight NCHC Frozen Faceoff appearances, with two Championship Game assignments. He has also been selected to appear in the NCAA Regionals on three occasions.

A preacher of communication, Sullivan can be found in his full-time job as a Sales Executive for CSI Leasing, a global leader in technology equipment leasing. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his young family and striping the ball down the fairway every chance he gets.

“My goal is to help the campers get outside their comfort zone to improve their skating skills.  There are so many situations on the ice where you may not be in perfect balance or the play surprises you and a move has to be made immediately to be in position. That’s where power skating comes into play.”

SCOTT BOKAL

Instructor

Birthplace: Flint, MI
Current Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Age: 46

Scott Bokal serves as Instructor and emotional support coach for the Tim Peel Referee Camp. 

Bokal was a mediocre backup goalie in the minor leagues which made the transition to an official that much more appealing. After short stints playing in the Central Hockey League and United Hockey League, Scott traded in his pads for a whistle and the rest is history.

 

Scott has been a USA Hockey registered official since 2003.  As a member of the USA Hockey Junior Development program, he worked the USHL, NAHL, CSHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL and UHL.  Internationally, he has worked in the IIHF, Paralympics, and Asia Hockey League.  He is currently a NCAA referee for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

 

Scott’s grown-up job is in digital forensics.  He holds an international certification in digital forensics and soon a Master’s in Cybersecurity from Maryville University. Bokal was also recently added as a professor at Maryville, responsible for teaching Mobile Device Forensics.

 

According to Bokal, “the Tim Peel Camp offers an amazing opportunity for the officials who accept the challenge. I am excited to return for my second year as it is truly the campers that make the experience and I am confident that this year will be every bit as exciting.”

ADDISON BRUSH

Instructor

Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Hometown: Kirkwood, MO

Age: 25

Addison Brush serves as an instructor for the Tim Peel Referee Camp.

 

In addition to hockey, Addison played many sports growing up including soccer, baseball, basketball, and a year in ultimate frisbee. He began his officiating career with the Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association at age of 13 during the 2007-08 season. 

 

Addison attended CBC High School where he was part of the state championship hockey team during his senior year. While he was a student at Webster University, he became more serious about officiating joining the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program and skating games in the NA3HL, NAHL and ACHA D1. 

 

After graduating from Webster University with a Video Production degree, he moved to Chicago to live in a USHL host apartment working full-time as a linesman while also receiving assignments in the SPHL. That summer, Addison attended the USA Hockey Program of Merit Camp where he was recruited by the ECHL where he officiates today. During the 2018-19 season, Addison was selected to officiate the ECHL semifinals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

2019 was a busy hear for Addison, as he got married to his lovely wife Lexie, moved into a new home in Kirkwood, and began his full-time career as a filmmaker with Captiva Marketing.

CAM FLEMING

Instructor

Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Age: 28

Cam Fleming serves as an instructor for the Tim Peel Referee Camp.

 

Fleming played multiple sports growing up and began officiating at the age of 12 during the 2004-2005 season. He continued to play hockey in college as a goalkeeper for Missouri State University in the ACHA. In 2012, Fleming began to officiate games in the NAHL, NA3HL and Minnesota Junior Hockey League as a linesman while attending school. Upon graduation in 2014, he made the switch to referee and was selected to work the USA Hockey Tier III Jr. A National Championship game in the spring of 2015.

 

He then went on to spend four seasons working full time for the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program working in the USHL, SPHL and NAHL. During this time, he was selected to work two USHL Clark Cup Finals in 2018 and 2019 as well as the SPHL President’s Cup final in 2019. He was also selected to work the 2018 NHL Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

 

Currently he is a full-time referee for the ECHL. He began to work the ECHL in the 2018-2019 season. Fleming also has experience at the international level. In 2018, he worked the 4 Nations U17 tournament, where he was selected to work the championship game. In 2019 He worked the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, MI.

ANDY BETHMANN

Instructor

Birthplace: Saint Peters, MO
Current Hometown: O'Fallon, MO

Age: 32

Andy Bethmann serves as an instructor for the Tim Peel Referee Camp.

 

Bethmann played ice hockey for the Saint Peters organization growing up. As an undergraduate student, he played one year at Lindenwood University, before transferring and playing three more years at Missouri State University. He began officiating as an 8th grader in 2001, and began to hit his stride in high school after joining the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program. As a senior in high school, he began officiating ACHA and NAHL games across the Midwest. The next season, Bethmann began officiating minor professional games for leagues like IHL, CHL, UHL in addition to joining the USHL at the age of 19.  

 

After completing his undergraduate studies, he moved home to begin his teaching career in the Fort Zumwalt School District in 2011. During this time, Bethmann continued to work USHL and NAHL games on the weekends in addition to joining the ECHL and NCAA-W. In 2017, after officiating the CHA women’s conference tournament, Bethmann was asked to join the men’s NCAA Atlantic Hockey conference where he is currently in his third season. Bethmann obtained his Masters in Education Administration in 2015 from Lindenwood University, and will graduate with a Specialists degree in the summer of 2020. 

 

Bethmann currently serves as an assistant of the Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association’s Development & Education committee. His focus is on its Advanced Development Program that is established to identify MIHOA members with potential to move up the local, regional and national officiating ladder, and to provide opportunities for advancement. Bethmann is married to his wife Alison and they are expecting their first child in June.

STAN ELROD

Volunteer

Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Hometown: Ballwin, MO

Age: 63

Stan serves as Lead Volunteer for the Tim Peel Referee Camp, helping with setup, registration, meals, administrative tasks, general organization and whatever else he is asked to do.

 

A lifelong St. Louisan, Stan attended and played hockey for CBC High School and coached hockey for various levels for 13 years. He was one of the founding coaches of the Gateway Locomotives, which is now called St. Louis Blues Special Hockey. Stan officiated hockey for 21 years and recently hung up his skates in order to spend more time with his children and grandson Raymond. 

Stan considers himself a friend of USA Hockey, the Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association, and the Bill McKenna Scholarship Foundation. He believes in the importance of mentoring, developing and educating officials, and supports the mission and goals of the Tim Peel Referee Camp.  

He is also a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Blues, and promised himself that he would get a tattoo when the Blues won the Stanley Cup. It finally came true, and he now has the tattoo to prove it!

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