Honoured Members

Van Hellemond, Andy

Date of Birth: 1948-02-16
* Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Referee. Born in Winnipeg. Van Hellemond began his hockey career as a player and spent three seasons in the MIHL and was a member of the 1967- 68 MJHL Champions, St. James Canadians. After junior, he began to officiate in various Manitoba leagues and then the WCJHL. In 1972 he became an official in the NHL. After 25 years as a referee in the NHL, he holds the record for most regular season games (1,474), playoff games (211) and Stanley Cup appearances (19). He was the Senior Vice-President and Director of Operations for the East Coast Hockey League and served in senior officiating posts for the NHL.