Las Vegas hockey referee and linesman Ryan Townsend, 26, has been selected to go to the USA Hockey’s Officiating Developmental program.  He will depart later this week. Ryan was one of the officials on the ice during the WSHL Las Vegas Storm vs San Diego Sabers three-game weekend series at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Ryan played AAA level hockey in Las Vegas and then skated with the NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears, NAHL Springfield Jr Blues, Boston Jr Shamrocks and last played at Bethel University in NCAA Division 3.