Langley pair to officiate Royal Bank Cup in Vernon

A referee and linesman from Langley were two of nine officials tapped by BC Hockey to work the prestigious Royal Bank Cup junior A hockey championship being held May 10-18 in Vernon.

Jeff Ingram was selected as one of two referees, along with Victoria’s Ryan Benbow.

Bevan Mills was among six linsemen chosen.

Ingram obtained his Level 6 in 2011 and will be making his second appearance at the RBC Cup (his first experience was in Humboldt Sask. 2012).

He has also officiated at the World Junior A Challenge, CIS national championships, CHL Subway Series, CHL Top Prospects game and multiple BCHL championship finals.

Ingram is also a supervisor in the Above minor program and referee in the WHL and American Hockey League (AHL).

Mills has officiated at the World Jr A Challenge, multiple BCHL championship finals, the Western Canada Cup, CHL Top Prospects game, and Summit series.

He also officiated the final game at the 2013 Memorial Cup. 

Mills has been a Level 4 official since 2008 is currently a linesman in the WHL and AHL.

The Royal Bank Cup features the host Vernon Vipers (BCHL),  two representatives from Western Canada, one from Central Canada and one from Eastern Canada.

The competition is a five team round robin format consisting of 13 games.

Two games will be played per day over the course of the championship with the final being the only game on Sunday, May 18.

For more about the Royal Bank Cup, including schedule and ticket information, visit the RBC Cup website.

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