Director of Officials
Returning level 1&2. October 5th 6:30pm
Returning level 1& 2 October 12th 6:30pm
New Level 1 October 17th 9am
Level 3. October 19th. 6:30pm
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.
These penalties will be reported due to the Progressive Suspensions rule that takes effect this season.
(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.
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.