Tonight, AHL/NHL Referee Cameron Voss will be working his first Regular NHL Season Game when the Arizona Coyotes will visit the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in Dallas TX.
He will be joined on the ice by fellow referee Gord Dwyer while Darren Gibbs and Ryan Gibbons will be working the lines. Voss grew up in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minn. and played Division III college hockey at the University of St. Thomas.
As a goaltender, equipment was expensive. When he was 12-years-old, his dad suggested he referee to earn money to help pay for his equipment, which ended up being an activity the father and son did together.
After his playing days were over, Voss began focusing on his refereeing where he started officiating Tier 3 hockey and Minnesota Junior Hockey, The following summer he moved to New England to learn how to referee in the 3 man system while continuing to work Tier 3 hockey.
He then joined the NAHL and the USHL for two years where he met 30-year-veteran NHL linesman, Dan Schachte, who convinced him to move and work college hockey. The 29-year-old then worked Division 1 college hockey which opened the door to officiate in the AHL. He has done both for the last two years before being called up this summer.
The NHLOA and its members would like to congratulate Cameron on his first NHL game and wish him a long and successful career.