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District 15 Officials

John Rice

John Rice

District 15 Supervisor of Officials

Phone: 320-766-6289

Referee Registration

It is time to get registered with USA Hockey as an official. Go to usahockey.com. Select "Membership". You will then follow the prompts to complete your registration as an official. After you have registered, you will need to sign up for a seminar. USA Hockey requires that you create a profile in order to do this. The site will walk you through it when you select the "Officials" tab. I have the seminars in District 15 listed below.

New this year, you will be required to register and pay your fees to USA Hockey before you are able to sign up to attend a seminar.

In addition to the required seminar attendance, there is now an "on-line" element to USA Hockey's official training. You will find the "on-line" modules under the Officials dropdown menu. This must be completed in order to receive your crest and card.

There is an "on-line" open book test that must be completed and you will be given a closed book test at your seminar. It is ideal to watch the "on-line" modules before taking your open book test, or attending your seminar.

Safesport training is also required for all officials over the age of 18. 

One other note for Officials. Once you are complete (have done all requirements and received your card and crest), be sure to let your local scheduler know that your are ready to work games. I do not schedule games. If you do not know who schedules games in your area, contact the local association.

Thank you and have a great season.

John Rice

 

 

District 15 Seminar dates and locations

October 2nd. Level 1 and 2 in Moorhead


9AM


Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena

707 Main Avenue SE
Moorhead, MN 56560


October 9th. Level 1,2 Crosby


9AM


Hallett Community Center

470 8th St NE, 

Crosby, MN 56441


October 9th. Level 3 Crosby


3PM


Hallett Community Center

470 8th St NE, 

Crosby, MN 56441


October 15th. Fergus Falls  Level 1 and 2


9 AM


Fergus Falls Hockey Arena

340 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537


October 16th. Detroit Lakes Level 1, 2


9 AM


Kent Freeman Arena

1300 Rossman Ave

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


October 16th. Detroit Lakes Level 3


3PM

Kent Freeman Arena 



October 23rd. Level 1,2  Wadena

9AM


Wadena Hockey Arena

 700 Community Center Dr, 

Wadena, MN 56482


October 23rd. Level 3  Wadena

3PM


Wadena Hockey Arena

 700 Community Center Dr, 

Wadena, MN 56482



October 30th. Sauk Centre Level 1 and 2


9AM


Sauk Centre Hockey Arena

818 Centre St, 

Sauk Centre, MN 56378


October 30th, Alexandria Level 3


3PM


Runestone Community Center

802 3rd Ave W, 

Alexandria, MN 56308
 

Game Reports/Progressive Suspensions

 
Game reports will be required for:
All Major penalties
All Match Penalties
All Game Misconducts
All Major penalties are required to be reported even if there is no accompanying misconduct or game misconduct!

These penalties will be reported due to the Progressive Suspensions rule that takes effect this season. 

Rule 411 | Progressive Suspensions

(Note) USA Hockey is committed to providing a safe and fair environment for all participants. While the vast majority of players participate within the rules and respect the game and their opponents, USA Hockey recognizes the need to hold those players and coaches deemed to be repeat offenders accountable for their actions. Beginning with the 2014-15 playing season, the Progressive Suspensions rule will take affect nationally.

(a) Any player who receives their third major penalty during the same season for any combination of aggressive infractions listed below shall receive an additional three-game suspension. For any player who receives their fourth major penalty in this category, the player shall receive an additional five-game suspension. Any player who receives their fifth major penalty in this category during the same season shall be suspended until a hearing is conducted by the proper authorities (USA Hockey Affiliate). These designated game suspensions shall be in addition to any other suspensions imposed through the official playing rules.

Aggressive Infractions

Rule 603 Boarding  
Rule 604 Body Checking (Body Contact categories)
Rule 606 Butt-Ending
Rule 607 Charging
Rule 608 Checking From Behind
Rule 609 Cross-Checking
Rule 611 Elbowing
Rule 619 Head-Butting
Rule 620 Head Contact
Rule 621 High Stick
Rule 627 Kicking
Rule 628 Kneeing
Rule 634 Slashing
Rule 635 Spearing
Rule 639 Tripping/Clipping/Leg Checking
Rule 640 Unnecessary Roughness (Roughing)
(Note) A separate progressive suspension rule for Fighting is covered under Rule 615(f) Fighting.

Zero Tolerance

Minnesota Hockey has adopted a rule that helps support USA Hockey's Zero Tolerance Policy. A spectator who was asked to leave the arena because of inappropriate conduct will also incur a suspension of attending the next three games.

OVERTIME & TIME OF GAME

When District 15 League games are tied at the end of regulation the teams must play 1 (one) 5 (five) minute sudden death overtime period.  If the score is still tied after the overtime period, the game is over.

The length of periods played in a game are to be determined by the home rink in each game.

These two subjects were voted on at an Annual meeting of the District 15 Board of Directors.