Want to Join Team Stripes?
Officials perform a vital role in the game at all levels are the third team on the ice, without whom the game would not happen. The Hockey Canada Officiating Program is for anyone interested in officiating the game of hockey, from beginners to seasoned veterans. There are six levels in the Officiating program, from those looking to get started to the top tier of officials.
The lower levels are designed to get you started in officiating, while the higher levels are open to officials who have advanced through the lower levels and show potential to work the top levels of hockey in Canada, and Internationally.
The Objectives of the Program are:
- To standardize the methods and techniques of Officiating in both the two and three Official systems.
- To acquire uniformity throughout the country with respect to rule interpretation.
- To offer participants national recognition for their achievements.
If you are interested in becoming an Official or if you are already a certified Official and have questions and / or concerns, please contact our Referee-in-Chief or visit the OMHA Referees Room (http://www.omha.net/page/show/865448-referees)
Resources for Officials
A number of resources are available for the hockey community free of charge at the Hockey Canada Referees Room
and the OMHA Referees Room
These resources include:
- Hockey Canada Rule / Case Book
- Officiating Manuals
- Conflict Management
- OMHA Manual of Operations
- so much more
If you have any questions or concerns about the BMHA Officiating Staff, please contact one of the following:
BMHA Officials Code of Conduct